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The Robot Guiding Tom's Writing - featured October 23, 2009

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By Jane Elliott, Health reporter, BBC News

Tom Powis has trouble writing, fastening buttons and tying shoelaces. The youngest of triplets, 11-year-old Tom's fine motor skills lag behind those of siblings Olly and Jack.

Despite the fact that he is academically above average, his handwriting problems mean he was often wrongly placed in a lower ability group. His mother Gillian, a physiotherapist, explained that Tom's dyspraxia, an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement, has left him frustrated and struggling. He has to continuously practice his writing and movement, exercises that he finds difficult, boring and tiring.

But a new robotic arm could hold the answer.

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