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3D Technologies Help Custom Prosthetics Hit Their Stride

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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Printing repacement parts...
Rob Spiegel   8/22/2012 12:06:21 PM
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What I'm wondering, Beth, is whether the device is external support for her arms or whether it is a joint replacement/support that has been inserted within her arms.

Greg M. Jung
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Re: Printing repacement parts...
Greg M. Jung   8/22/2012 9:07:37 PM
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I imagine as a younger patient grows, the design could also be quickly scaled up little by little and printed again (to help save prosthetics fitting time too).

Beth Stackpole
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Beth Stackpole   8/23/2012 8:13:27 AM
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@kellerbl: It sounds like there will be some great opportunities for your grandson and isn't he lucky to have a granddad that is so up on the technology to pose some suggestions. The team that developed the WREX is Dr. Tariq Rahman and designer Whitney Sample--both from the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilimington, Del. (Don't know where your grandson is)

Here's a link to Dr. Rahman's information.

 

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