Why 3D printing could be the future of artificial limbs

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Why 3D printing could be the future of artificial limbs
20th October 2014

A couple from east London could revolutionise how disabled people are treated for artificial limbs and support braces by using 3D scanning and printing. 

Their project Andiamo, says if this were to go ahead it would cut waiting times down by 13 weeks.

They say they were spurred into action after seeing how long it can take to get such devices on the NHS.

Their son was born with cerebral palsy and needed such treatment.  He died two years later.

 

Jonathan Rowley, the Design Director of 3D printing company, Digits2Widgets explains how these new technologies can be used, and how close we are to using them in everyday science.

 

 

From Optimotion, a physiotherapy clinic in Camden, is Aleem Najak.

The practice already offers 3D technology which work with the the boy’s muscular and skeletal mechanisms.

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