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Monday, July 9, 2018

3D printing will bring artificial limbs to patients in Madagascar and Togo


3D printing technology is being used to help provide prosthetic and orthopedic support for patients in need. The 3D printing technology being trialed in Madagascar and Togo by Humanity & Inclusion (HI), formerly Handicap International, is part of Impact 3D, a program that began in November 2017 and is funded by the Belgian Development Agency. The orthotics, artificial limbs, are created using 3D scanners and 3D printers. 3D printing prosthetic limbs. “It saves us a lot of time. As need be, scans can be sent directly by telephone to the specialist in charge of making the digital orthotic on a 3D printer,”…

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