February 2016

Student designs ‘Curatio’ 3D hand scanner equipped with Raspberry Pi cameras

2016-10-19T10:06:00+00:00 February 16th, 2016|English, News|

Nowadays, in what could be considered a Golden Age of customization and specificity, knowing your measurements can be extremely valuable. Whether you’re a professional athlete looking for the perfect-fitting sportswear and equipment, or a patient requiring an artificial limb, the one-size-fits-all culture of past generations is surely behind us. One piece of technology doing its [...]

September 2015

Engineer turns 3D scanner into entire ecosystem, complete with medical VR app

2015-09-27T00:34:15+00:00 September 27th, 2015|English, News|

Michael Balzer is many things. He’s the host of the All Things 3D podcast, covering every 3D technology imaginable.  He’s an engineer and developer, working with the Commodore Amiga in the early 90’s to create such pioneering programs as Perfect Vision, Color Splitter, the award-winning ChromaKey+, and he co-designed Perfect Sound 500 for Amiga with Anthony [...]

August 2015

IBM adds medical images to Watson, buying Merge Healthcare for $1 billion

2016-10-19T10:06:49+00:00 August 9th, 2015|English, News|

IBM is adding medical images to the health data its Watson artificial-intelligence can mine to help doctors make diagnoses. The big technology company announced on Thursday morning that it was buying Merge Healthcare, a medical-imaging software company, for $1 billion. When IBM set up its Watson health business in April, it began with a couple [...]

Philips & Ultimaker showcase medical 3D printing to MRI specialists

2015-08-08T12:21:00+00:00 August 9th, 2015|English, News|

At this point, if they’re keeping up with 3DPI, there should be no doubt in the medical community as to the value of 3D printed models for preparing for surgeries.  The anecdotal evidence of just how useful a 3D printed model created from a patient’s MRI or CT data can be for understanding their anatomy [...]

July 2015

HEALX unveils 3D printed customized orthopedic wrist braces

2015-07-26T23:12:07+00:00 July 31st, 2015|English, News|

3D printing and scanning technologies continue to push the envelope in how injuries are treated. HEALX Innovation is one such enterprise that is utilizing additive manufacturing to improve the way patients are treated. Based in Toronto, HEALX is a medical design company that focuses on immobilizing musculoskeletal injuries using 3D scanning and printing for customized manufactured wrist [...]

June 2015

Foundation Conference dell’ Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network

2016-10-24T12:24:04+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Italian, OBMinitiative, OBMstory|

Tomorrow, June 19th at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna, the Open BioMedical Initiative is pleased to invite you to the birth of the Italian Digital Biomanufacturing Network (Idbn) , the network of specialists, doctors, researchers, companies, associations committed to promote and implement the use of new technologies such as 3D printing and bioprinting in [...]

3D printing advancements from chocolate to hearts

2015-06-10T21:48:17+00:00 June 11th, 2015|News|

3D Printing Pharmaceuticals Researchers in London are working on a way to 3D print pills. The shape and surface area of a pill are surprisingly important in how the drug is released into your system, so their idea is that specifically-shaped pills could meet a specific patient’s treatment needs. And futurists point out that one day, [...]

May 2015

Materialise releases latest version of Mimics Innovation Suite biomedical software

2015-05-29T18:49:51+00:00 May 30th, 2015|News|

Biomedical engineers are making astonishing strides in how medical professionals can take on health problems and improve the lives of patients. They use engineering principles and design concepts to close the gap between engineering and medicine by combining the design and problem-solving elements of engineering with medical and biological sciences. Much of the work in [...]

Chinese surgeons use 3D printing to help straighten a young woman’s severely deformed leg

2015-05-29T15:01:38+00:00 May 29th, 2015|News|

Of all of the benefits that additive manufacturing has afforded modern society with, perhaps none of them can amount to the significant impact that additive manufacturing has had on the health and medical industry. Previously, we’ve seen not only how 3D printing can be used to produce low cost and customizable prosthetic devices for both [...]