This 3D-printed brace built by an algorithm could help treat scoliosis

Scoliosis, the abnormal twisting of the spine, affects millions of people around the world and is most common in children. Now, a 3D-printed back brace has been created to help prevent further curvature of the spine while looking and feeling more comfortable.

Designed by Studio Bitonti, the Align by UNYQ is a customisable and “breathable” brace that aims to be stylish, use fewer materials, and can be worn for multiple hours a day.

The Align is also able to help patients track their personal data, which can be used in the treatment process. To do this an Intel chip, said to be the size of a button, has been included in the brace.

By Matt Burgess | Wired (UK)


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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