3d printed prosthesis

A Star Wars Fan Receives an R2-D2 3D Printed Bionic Arm And A Call From Mark Hamill

Open Bionics is a company located in Bristol, United Kingdom, that develops affordable and assistive devices to enhance the human body. Founded by Samantha Payne and Joel Gibbard in 2014,…

UNO Researchers Looking for Study Participants to Test 3D Printed Prosthetic Arms

It’s necessary to perform studies on medical devices, 3D printed or otherwise, to make sure they’re working the way they’re supposed to be. Some examples we’ve heard about include: a…

A 3D Printed Prosthesis Helps a Brazilian Mother Recover her “Missing Piece”

Denise Vicentin is a 52-year-old Brazilian mother who lost her right eye due to skin cancer in 2010, which also left her with a gaping hole in her face and…

Pioneering 3D Printed Wrist Prosthesis for Kienbock’s Disease

With sights set on helping medicine solve complex pathologies, the Spanish-based healthcare company BRECA has become a pioneer in Europe, specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of customized implants….

TU Delft: A New Approach for the 3D Printed Hand Prosthetic

In the recently published ‘Functional evaluation of a non-assembly 3D-printed hand prosthesis,’ authors (from TU Delft) Juan Sebastian Cuellar, Gerwin Smit, Paul Breedveld, Amir Abbas Zadpoor, and Dick Plettenburg outline…

3D Printing in Dental Prosthetics: The Effects of Parameters on Fit & Gap

In the recently published ‘Effects of Printing Parameters on the Fit of Implant-Supported 3D Printing Resin Prosthetics,” authors Gang-Seok Park, Seong-Kyun Kim, Seong-Joo Heo, Jai-Young Koak, and Deog-Gyu Seo delve…

University’s 3D Printing Club Creates a 3D Printed Foot for a Local Dog

Tucker is a beautiful five-year-old Australian shepherd who has a lot of energy and loves people – a typical dog, in other words. One thing sets him apart from most…

Engineering Student Creates Inexpensive 3D Printed Eye Prosthesis

While some researchers have worked on 3D printed eyes that could reverse blindness and connect to WiFi, the possibility of a 3D printed eye prosthesis that looks real represents a…

3D Scanning and 3D Printing Restore a Man’s Face After Cancer

Jerry Faber recovered from cancer, but he lost part of his nose in the process. He had three plastic surgeries to try to restore his facial anatomy, but all of…

Custom 3D Printed Ossicular Prostheses Could Improve Treatment for Patients with Conductive Hearing Loss

Today is the last day of this year’s Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting, and we’ve been hearing a lot of announcements regarding 3D printing technology from the event,…

3D Printed Shoulder Implant Helps Patient Move Forward After Shooting Tragedy

While we usually depend on research scientists and doctors to come forth with innovative treatment methods, sometimes the patients are the ones who come up with the plan—and especially after…

Human-Computer Interaction Institute 3D Prints Special Prosthesis for Young Cello Player

According to the Wohlers Report 2016, the 3D printing industry was over $5.1 billion back in 2015, and it’s continued to grow into the $10 billion a year industry it is…

Near East University 3D Prints Prosthetic Hand, Collaborates with Hospital for Implementation

NEU Robotics Lab and the 3D Laboratories of Near East University, an international higher education institution based in Turkey, led a collaborative project to create 3D printed prosthetic hands that…

Innventia Heads up the AMPOFORM Project to Manufacture 3D Printed Prostheses Using Organic Materials

The Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation tasked their innovation agency Vinnova to assemble a group of European companies to develop new, low cost, biodegradable materials for customized prosthetic and…

German Paralympian Cyclist Hopes to Race Using 3D Printed Prosthesis in 2016 Rio Games

When the Paralympics come to Rio de Janeiro this September, German silver medal winning cyclist Denise Schindler is hoping to be the first to race in the games using a…

Amputees May Soon Be Implanting 3D Printed Prosthetics Directly Onto Their Bodies

Patients who are missing limbs are generally prescribed socket-type prostheses that are custom-made to fit over their missing arm or leg. Despite two million people in the United States living…

GRiP: University of Florida Student Follows Her Passion & Changes Teen Lives with 3D Printed Prosthetics

Follow your passion. You’ve probably heard this as Oprah’s mantra, seen it on countless Facebook memes, and maybe even have it needlepointed on a pillow somewhere–but does that plan actually ever…

Pawsthetics Needs Your Help to Design and 3D Print Prostheses for Pets with Special Needs

Traditionally made prosthetic devices can cost the disabled community thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars, to have custom designed. But in the last few years 3D printing has…

The Father of Selective Laser Sintering 3D Printing is Awarded as UT’s Inventor of the Year

The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Texas is responsible for taking any scientific or biomedical discoveries made at the university and transitioning them into the marketplace. They…

Giving Ei Chi the Hand She Needs Through 3D Printing

Most people have a hand that they heavily favor. For about ninety percent of the world, the right hand is dominant. It can sometimes seem that the weaker hand is hardly…

3D Printing Helps Women Veterans Create Prosthetics Made Just for Them

Because of the expense involved with creating most artificial limbs, especially legs, there tends to be a uniformity and utilitarianism in design that make them all look alike. So while…

Even e-NABLE Needs a Helping Hand Once in Awhile–Including in Malaysia

When Ew Chee Guan entered a 3D design and printing contest being thrown by office product reseller Ricoh Malaysia he was hoping to just win enough money to continue to…

Australian Man Receives 3D Printed Titanium Jaw Prosthesis

When it comes to 3D printing, it seems like small tidbits of history are being made all the time, as the “first of its kind” feats continue to roll in. …

Nu Hand – A 3D Printed Anatomically Correct Prosthetic Hand Hits Kickstarter

One of the most interesting uses for 3D printing technology over the past couple of years has been that of creating prosthetic hands. There are literally hundreds or perhaps even…