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 prosthetic limbs generally function for both men and women, more men tend to have limbs amputated than women, so most prostheses end up working more for men than women. Not only do they not look the way that a woman may want her prosthesis to look, but quite often they simply don’t work for some of the unique needs of a female amputee.
Humanity doesn’t have enough spare organs. Let’s make some. That’s the guiding principle behind the work of Gabor Forgacs, a pioneer in bioprinting and founder of Organovo, which specialises in the field of making human […]
Additive manufacturing is defined as the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer.This differs from traditional subtractive manufacturing methodologies, where a design is shaped by removing material […]
One of the faster growing markets to adopt 3D printing technology is the healthcare industry, which has been rapidly developing new medical applications at an astounding rate. What once was just a small blip on the […]