by Tristan Rayner in Tech on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a disease affecting 1 in 3,500 children, with 99% of those being boys, and is the biggest genetic killer of boys in the world. The muscle degenerating condition means children are unable to run, jump, play, or write. To support a petition, The Most Powerful Arm Ever Invented was created to physically sign a petition on behalf of Australian children with DMD, asking for governments to match money raised by charity to begin clinical trials in Australia.

To join in, visit TheMostPowerfulArm.com, click connect, and your details are sent through to the arm to sign. It all happens in real time – and you can even watch it sign your name live via a good quality stream. If there’s a delay due to popularity, the counter on the website will tell you how long until it does sign for you.

Lost At E Minor and I have joined the petition: check out the images of the robot signing us as one of the first on the ledger.