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Charité Berlin is raising awareness of Parkinson's disease with the world's first "diseased machine".
With more than 10 million people suffering from Parkinson’s across the globe, Charité Berlin strived to raise awareness with an art-based campaign.
By adding kinetic and neurological data from Parkinson’s sufferers to a 3D printer, the charity was able to create the first "diseased machine", which they used to print altered versions of items that people with the disease are no longer able to use, such as a camera, a chainsaw and a pen.
These 3D prints are available to view (or purchase on request) from Berlin’s Alte Münze gallery during 26-28 July, with all proceeds going to the Parkinson’s research of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin.
The work was written by Reinier Gorissen, art directed by Marlon von Franquemont and Kevin Hipke, and directed by Frank Groll through Cosmopola Artist Management Berlin.