Not quite my meaning of playful technology, but aw heck, this is way too great not to post.
This super-sweet toddler, whose name is Emma, has a congenital disorder that means she doesn’t have the muscle strength to lift her arms by herself. But hey, no big deal — this robot exoskeleton can do it for her. And because it’s 3D-printed out of inexpensive, lightweight plastic, replacement is no big deal when she outgrows it (or if she breaks a part).
I don’t believe I’ve written anything on the topic of 3D printing. As you can see from this one example, it is destined to open whole new worlds. Surely it will have a tremendous impact on play technologies (and sweet little girls) along the way.