3D Systems creates 3D printed braces for orthopedic care

November 16, 2012 Gaurav Sood Technology

Orthopedic clinic is one of the most frequently visited clinics by people all over the world and in orthopedic medicine, musculoskeletal research and medicine is the most prominent (it accounts for nearly 30% to 40% of all acute orthopedic care including sports, industrial or job related injury and chronic conditions . These fields of medicine are very important to us as nearly all of us some day or somehow are involved in injuries or medical conditions related to our muscles or bones, at least once in our lives.

To make things better and more beautiful, 3D Systems (it is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and on-demand custom parts services for professionals and consumers alike. 3D Systems also provides CAD software and plug-ins, and affordable consumer create-and-make printers, apps and services) deployed its recently acquired Bespoke Innovation’s, integrated scan-to-print proprietary technology and extensive know-how to replace the traditional labor-intensive, cumbersome hand brace devices with the new custom-fitted, 3D printed braces. These are streamlined, personalized and adaptive to the lifestyle and condition(s) of the patient(s).

Abe Reichental, CEO of 3D Systems was quite happy with their accomplishment and was quoted saying,

We are thrilled to apply 3D Systems’ integrated technology to transform musculoskeletal healthcare delivery for the benefit of patients.

He further said,

Our commitment is to improve lives with custom exoskeleton and orthopedic devices that are personalized, streamlined, hygienic and adaptive to enhance the patient experience and return them to a productive lifestyle sooner.

3D Systems plans to launch these breakthrough devices to provide a superior patient experience during the second half of 2013.