Prosthetics

Understanding the process of designing and developing modern prosthetics

There is an opinion given that today’s 3D designs of modern-day prosthetics may not live up to specifications and expectations. That opinion could have come from a layman who only has a distant view of the prosthetic limb. But expert opinion is influenced by the fact that 3D design and manufacture technology is still a relatively new concept and process. The feeling is that it will take a while before stakeholders are fully on board with the new associated technologies.

But the idea is catching on. And ask any man or woman who is required to be fitted with a prosthetic arm or leg what it feels like wearing a device that has been designed and manufactured with pure 3D technology. You would be hard-pressed to hear or read about any complaints. After all, this is a huge improvement from being limb-less. Those who are associated medically and socially with patients who may need artificial limbs are encouraged to visit authoritative sites to learn more on design and manufacture processes influenced by 3D technologies.

Doing that, interested readers and stakeholders will learn that the use of 3D technologies is just one of the big trends for the year 2017 in the advancement of medical technologies, including the design, manufacture and fitting of prosthetic limbs to patients who need them. The above allusion to opinion also suggests that prosthetic designs are focused mainly on cosmetics. That could not be further from the truth.

The firm focus and prioritization in the creation of artificial limbs is to enable patients to become more mobile and putting them as far back to where they were as a normal human being with all appendages fully functional and mobile.