Stories about progress in medicine through 3d printing
Orthotics is an area of medicine that focuses on developing artificial devices to support a limb or the spine. We present some of the most promising 3D printed orthotics, which aim to reduce costs, improve customization, and provide better support.
3D printed bones are yet another revolutionary application of 3D printing technology. Though it's still an emerging field of research, it has the potential to change the face of medicine. Here are some of the most promising projects for 3D printed bones.
If you've ever broken your hand, you'll know of the pain of wearing an uncomfortable wrist brace. 3D printing to the rescue!
There is no denying that 3D printing is making our lives easier, below are some of the best inventions which can help you out on a daily basis either in a big or small way.
Living in a big city, with concrete on all sides? Cultivate a bit of green on your windowsill with our guide to 3D printed hydroponics.
Dr. Tarek Loubani developed a 3D printed stethoscope which can be made using recycled plastic in 3 hours for just $3. The device is especially useful in low-income countries which have little access to diagnostic tools.
Researchers from Boston University and TU Delft are using 3D printing and infrared technology to create comfortable, custom orthopaedic casts.
DIY Bioprinting is a great, cost-effective way for smaller labs get started in Biotech. Here’s an overview of what’s happening in the open source 3D bioprinting scene.
The first-ever 3D printed thyroid gland could improve and save thousand’s lives. It could be a major breakthrough in medical research.
One maker shares the story behind his 3D Printed Brain, and gives step-by-step instructions for turning any MRI into a printed creation.
Available to download on Pinshape, Inhalo is a 3D printed Asthma inhaler with a discreet design that's stylish and practical.
JeffDESIGN is a concept developed by two doctors who want to update medical school education by teaching future doctors to how to 3D print.
Scottish kitty Sprocket has had hard times. Thanks to his vet and owner, a 3D printed leg brace may save him from surgery.
Doctors Without Borders plans to use 3D Printing and Virtual Reality to design and implement hospitals faster for crisis response.
When Matej Vlašič was told that his son, Nik, who is afflicted with cerebral palsy, may never sit up, he began looking for a way to give him the best life possible regardless. With a little help from 3D printing and physical therapy, Nik can now not only sit up but also walk, cycle and dance. Vlašič has now set up aNImaKe, a company to help other parents in a similar situation.