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.
“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.