Save Our Sons and the Duchenne Foundation have launched the world’s first petition signing bionic arm in an effort to raise awareness for young sufferers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The robot arm was invented to do what many young DMD sufferers can’t – write. The arm takes its commands from the website,, where visitors can sign the petition by leaving their Facebook details on the petition database. This data is then shared with the arm, which tells the paper roller to feed the paper, and signs the name to the petition. When it’s done, a camera takes a picture and posts it to their Facebook wall.

Sign the petition to raise awareness and lobby the government for research funding for clinical trials and a national policy for Duchenne to address ‘Gold standard care’, improved clinical staffing, equipment  and curating the registry to name but a few areas.