August 2016

Ready, Set, GO! Dall’azienda Layer la prima sedia a rotelle del futuro, stampata in 3D

2016-10-19T10:05:28+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Italian, OBMinitiative|

GO, the 3D printed wheelchair realized by Layer which marks a profound shift in the history of assistive technology. An article by Nicole Rinaldi. GO. E' questo il nome del nuovo gioiellino realizzato da Benjamin Hubert, dell'azienda londinese Layer, in un progetto nato con la collaborazione di medici, professionisti e della nota società di stampa [...]

June 2016

Say hello to this 3D printed sewing machine pedal for disabled people

2016-10-19T10:05:37+00:00 June 9th, 2016|English, News|

Most of us know someone who has been affected by, or has been the victim of a violent crime. While it’s easy afterward to offer sympathy, take over a few home-cooked meals, and even shed a few tears as well, to actually live with the consequences—while mourning the loss of a loved one or dealing [...]

3D printed teaching aids enhance education for visually impaired students

2016-10-19T10:05:37+00:00 June 7th, 2016|English, News|

New research from the 3D printing Lab at South Korea’s Institute for Science and Technology (KAIST) has revealed that 3D printed tactile teaching aids, including 3D printed replicas of historical monuments and maps, can improve the literacy comprehension, and potentially even writing skills, of blind and visually impaired students. For both students and teachers, relying on [...]

May 2016

Indian EmbroS develops 3D printed wearable for the visually impaired

2016-10-24T00:13:57+00:00 May 18th, 2016|English, News|

3D printing has offered an accessible way for people to innovate and create products for the disabled or impaired. As we’ve seen, the technology has been used time and time again to create custom and functional prosthetics for both people and animals, but it has also been used in other ways, for instance to benefit [...]

November 2015

Man suffering from motor neurone disease receives $196K prize for 3D printed wheelchair invention

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 29th, 2015|English, News|

Patrick Joyce, who suffers from motor neurone disease, has received a $196,000 prize from Hackaday after inventing a unique 3D printed mobility device. The Eyedrivomatic technology, developed in collaboration with Steve Evans and David Hopkinson, facilitates unprecedented eye-controlled wheelchair movement. 3D printing is used for a wide range of medical applications, many of which can [...]

Help this teacher 3D print assistive fitness equipment for disabled children

2016-10-19T10:06:17+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|English, News|

As a former personal trainer and current physical fitness teacher at Schlegel Road Elementary School in Webster, New York, Joe Kabes understands the important role of play activity for the healthy development of children. Throughout the six years that he’s been teaching, he’s seen the school’s disabled student population increase and watched at his new [...]

3D printed Tactile Stave Notation helps visually impaired to better read music notations

2016-10-19T10:06:19+00:00 November 10th, 2015|English, News|

3D printing technology, as we have come to see, possesses the uncanny ability to bridge and connect various disciplines simply by virtue of being a computer technology dependent on design and creative input. This aspect of 3D printing has become especially evident to students of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin, ever [...]

October 2015

Red Cross hosts $50K makeathon to aid people with disabilities worldwide

2015-10-20T19:57:23+00:00 October 21st, 2015|English, News|

While an increasing number of organizations and individuals are popping up to aid those with disabilities in obtaining low-cost assistive devices, there really can never be too many, as approximately one billion people across the globe live with some type of disability, making up the world’s largest minority population. And, of those one billion people, [...]

Open BioMedical Initiative incontra Art4Sport

2016-10-19T10:06:28+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Italian, Italy, OBMinitiative, OBMstory|

The Open BioMedical Initiative meets Art4Sport, engaged to support people with disabilities in their sport activities. Fabio Petronio tells us about the meeting and the future common goals. Lo scorso 25 Settembre, il nostro Fabio Petronio ha incontrato Teresa Grandi, presidente di Art 4Sport ONLUS, Associazione che si occupa di fornire protesi a ragazzi fino a [...]

September 2015

Virtual Reality supporting rehabilitation for physically impaired patients

2015-09-22T19:37:33+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|English, News|

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just an entertainment platform for immersive videogaming. It’s a technology that has a myriad of uses across a range of industries, that are developing it. In recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Advances in Rehabilitation Devices, the company has found innovations in VR, as well as wearables, sensors and wireless technologies [...]