3D printing

Additive manufacturing and medical products

Is joint replacement surgery necessary?

Non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical options for deteriorating joints may allow some patients to delay or avoid joint replacement surgery. Evoke™ knee brace. OssKin. By Kim Waterman, Northwestern Medicine, Orthopedics … READ MORE

Hudson gets a helmet using 3D technology

Hudson Churchill was born one month premature. Because of his particularly tender skull, he began to develop a large flat spot on the back of his head called plagiocephaly. His mom, Adele, tried to round out the flatness with a … READ MORE

Nature’s armour: A lobster tale

Biological structures may provide insight to prevent and treat sports-related injuries. Lobsters and other crustaceans have exoskeletons with extraordinarily high impact resistance that has been studied for manufacturing stronger … READ MORE

A new wearable brain scanner

A helmet records a wearer’s brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG) while they move around. In a design that looks straight out of an old future-tech horror film, researchers in the U.K. have built a wearable, portable … READ MORE

How to turn clinicians into makers

Providing training and resources, MakerHealth helps nurses and doctors hack medical equipment to improve patient care. Physician Chris Zahner at the University of Texas Medical Branch designing sensor systems in the MakerHealth Space. … READ MORE

The $10 ultrasound upgrade

Clip-on device gives standard 2D ultrasound machines 3D imaging capabilities. Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3D imaging abilities of their $250,000 … READ MORE

3D-printed baby helmets changing lives

In a small office in the heart of Burnaby, BCIT Prosthetics and Orthotics Program Head, Jason Goodnough is strapping a tiny, blue helmet onto the head of 9-month-old baby Alfred. Don’t worry, this baby isn’t about to attempt any … READ MORE

Success in 3D bio-printing of cartilage

A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D bio-printer. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In … READ MORE
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