Vorum and Nia Technologies partner to deliver 3D-printed prosthetics and orthotics to children in developing countries.

3d printed prosthetic

Vorum and Nia Technologies partner to deliver 3D-printed prosthetics and orthotics to children in developing countries.

April 6, 2016
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Vorum is providing its Canfit computer-aided O&P design software to help social enterprise Nia Technologies boost the output of overtaxed orthopaedic technologists in places like Uganda.
 

 

Nia Technologies will integrate Vorum’s 3D design software into its 3D PrintAbility solution. 3D PrintAbility integrates specialized design software with inexpensive commercial scanners and 3D printers to produce better fitting devices more quickly than is possible with conventional methods. It promises to significantly reduce the time required to produce customized orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) devices for young people in the developing world. Large productivity gains are crucial in low-income countries like Uganda where it is estimated that only 12 practising orthopaedic technologists serve over 90,000 disabled children in need of O&P devices.

 

3D Printing of Socket in Progress

3D Printing of Prosthetic Socket in Progress. Image courtesy Nia Technologies.

 

“Vorum’s generous contribution of Canfit to 3D PrintAbility means that Nia will be able to deliver proven, comprehensive, and easy-to-use tools to developing countries like Uganda sooner and more economically than originally planned,” says Matt Ratto, Nia Chief Science Officer.

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