February 2016

Man regains hand function thanks to 3D printed orthosis

2016-10-19T10:05:56+00:00 February 29th, 2016|English, News|

A young man in Poland who suffers from limb paralysis in one of his hands has received a custom-made 3D printed assistive device that allows him to grab and lift objects and perform various physical activities once again. The orthosis was designed by Wroclaw University of Technology Biomedical Engineering student Eliza Wrobel, and consists of more [...]

3D printed medical device detects anemia within seconds

2016-10-19T10:05:56+00:00 February 28th, 2016|English, News|

Researchers at Kansas Sate University have developed a 3D printed diagnostic device that, when paired with a smartphone app, can detect anemia within seconds. As a low-cost, point-of-care solution, this device could be extremely beneficial to individuals with limited access to healthcare, or those in developing countries, where more than half of preschool children and [...]

Canadian 3D printed bio-absorbable bone-like medical implants

2016-10-19T10:05:56+00:00 February 27th, 2016|English, News|

3D printing is already hard at work in the implant industry, taking over business with custom-made and unique 3D printed implants. However, even these are not magical solutions. Though they provide a much better fit, they are still followed by months or even years of painful hobbling around and rehabilitation. The pain and challenges become [...]

3D printed stick head opens lacrosse up to disabled children in Long Island

2016-02-25T16:11:05+00:00 February 26th, 2016|English, News|

Over the past several decades, sports have really opened up to the disabled. Whatever your handicap is, it’s becoming increasingly easier to find kindred spirits, sports leagues and not let your disability prevent you from being active and having fun. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for all sports, and not due to snobbishness. The nature [...]

3D printed metal gear prosthetic gives amputee powers of Snake

2016-10-19T10:05:58+00:00 February 25th, 2016|English, News|

3D printing technology has had a major impact on the manufacturing of prosthetics, companies and organizations such as Naked Prosthetics and e-NABLE have completely revolutionized the way that prosthetics are designed and produced. In the video game industry, on the other hand, 3D printing’s influence has been quite minimal thus far, but is still growing [...]

Brazilian parrot receives world’s first titanium 3D printed beak

2016-02-23T22:53:23+00:00 February 24th, 2016|English, News|

A team of veterinarians and 3D printing experts from the Renato Archer Technology and Information Center (CTI) in Campinas, Brazil have successfully implanted the world’s first metal 3D printed beak on a bright blue and yellow macaw. The bird, named Gigi, was rescued from captivity and found with severe deformations on her beak that prevented her from [...]

Allarme super batteri: gli scienziati li combattono con le stampanti 3D

2016-10-19T10:05:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

Super bacteria resistant to available antibiotics could become a real danger (and they're already here). Strange but true, even in this microworld 3D printing can make the difference and change the face of the research. The new article by Lusiana Pasquini. Nell’ambito della sorveglianza della popolazione dei batteri, tra aprile 2011 e novembre 2014 in [...]

Australian cancer patient receives 3D printed vertebrae in life changing surgery

2016-10-19T10:05:58+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|English, News|

Within the medical world, 3D printing technology has opened the doors for many world’s first surgeries as the technology has facilitated the manufacturing of high quality and custom fitted implants. Now, at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia, another medical miracle has taken place: a team of doctors have successfully implanted a 3D printed vertebrae [...]

Swiss startup Mimedis to deliver custom 3D printed bone implants on demand

2016-10-19T10:05:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2016|English, News|

3D printed medical implants are becoming an increasingly dominant trend within the medical world, as we at 3Ders hear about successful and groundbreaking 3D printed prosthetics being implanted nearly every week. As the technology grows and innovative doctors and engineers continue to prove its efficiency within the medical field, startups have slowly been appearing to [...]

Virtual reality could help fight depression

2016-10-19T10:05:58+00:00 February 21st, 2016|English, News|

A study by University College London (UCL) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) suggests virtual reality could be utilized as a treatment for depression in the future. The pilot study worked with 15 depression patients aged 23 to 61, yielded positive results in 60 percent of subjects. Research into virtual reality [...]