Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a muscle degenerating condition, spreading from the legs to the arms and neck and eventually leaving the entire body paralysed.
Even though if affects 1 in 3500 Australian children, Australia doesn’t have a policy for this condition, either for research, trials or supporting families. The Save Our Sons and Duchenne Foundation is challenging the Australian Government to match their $1.75m raising efforts, with an unique online petition at TheMostPowerfulArm.com, where every signature is made by a bionic arm on an interactive experience, streamed live.
The handwriting of The Most Powerful Arm is based on that of Jacob Lancaster, a 19 year-old from Sydney who has lost the ability to write due to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. By connecting to Facebook, users provide their name and email, with their name being mechanically written, signing for those who can’t.
Making-of video after the break.
Save Our Sons & Duchenne Foundation