drvarun sqMedical 3D Printing & Bioprinting

Dr Varun Tyagi is a medical doctor who practices in India and writes about remarkable and historical landmarks throughout the medical world.  Dr Varun believes that 3D printing can help democratize medical care, making medical devices affordable and available to everyone on the planet.

 3D Printed Prosthetic With Negligible Assembly For Developing Countries

A team of Researchers recently tried to evaluate the 3D Printed Prosthetics and Their End-Users Usage by creating a Prosthetic that had four features: Body powered control, Cosmetic appearance, Lightweight structure and Water and dirt resistance. The initial samples were printed on an Ultimaker 3, using PLA, testing the leaf spring and movement of the hand in five different experiments. The designs were then tested using both the Box and Blocks Test (BBT) and the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure (SHAP) test which included 20 healthy students from the Delft University of Technology. The hand had negligible assembly, involving only removal of supports and one ‘snap-fit step.’

Read More: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0954411919874523