VR tools have taken the gaming world by storm, but an application that keenly interests Materialise is the potential of virtual reality for multidisciplinary collaboration and education. For medical training, visualization in virtual reality could serve as the perfect supplement to 3D printing. Here are three benefits VR/AR setups can bring to a hospital’s training program, and three pitfalls to watch out for.
This June, Materialise hosted a 3D Printing in Medicine Course. Tune in to this unmissable lecture series featuring firsthand surgeon insights on how different medical specializations are using 3D Printing today, from the cardiovascular field to orthopedics.
The International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) is one of the leading international conferences about innovation in orthopedics. One of the best aspects about the conference is the mix of orthopedic surgeons, academics and representatives from the industry, who come together for fruitful discussions about new and ongoing topics in arthroplasty. We look back at the highlights and the insights we gained.
With ever increasing cost-pressure and requirements from regulators to show the efficacy of new arthroplasty (joint replacement) devices, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty has become a more relevant conference than ever before. With a mix of orthopedic surgeons, academics and representatives from the industry, the conference was a great opportunity to have fruitful discussions about new and ongoing topics in arthroplasty. We look back at the highlights and the lessons learned.
During the Mimics Innovation Conference, Dr. Jan De Backer gave an illuminating presentation about diagnosing lung diseases with Functional Respiratory Imaging, or FRI. It’s is a proprietary technology that combines high-resolution CT scans with computer-based flow simulations.
Since 2005, Materialise has put the spotlight on researchers and their groundbreaking work. This is done every year through the Mimics Innovation Awards. The competition recognizes the industry’s most original and important achievements within Medical 3D printing. Learn more about the Mimics Innovation Awards 2015 winners.
Bangalore, one of the most technologically innovative cities in India, recently hosted a Flanders Investment and Trade mission. Our Materialise colleagues Peter Verschueren, Vick Renganathan and Arpan Saluja were there to represent the company, and they were joined by the event’s guest-of-honor, Belgian Minister-President of Flanders, Geert Bourgeois.
May 19th and 20th marked the first definitive meeting between industry leaders to set a common standard for measuring clinical, economical and patient benefits of Medical 3D Printing. An initiative led by Materialise, in partnership with SME, the event on “Building Evidence for 3D Printing Applications in Medicine” was truly a success, and created the building blocks from which the entire 3D Printing industry will benefit.
When you scroll through former posts on this Materialise Medical blog, there are countless examples of the added value of Medical 3D Printing and how the technology is changing the lives of patients everywhere. Those stories make the clinical benefits of 3D Printing clear, and show just how much of an impact this technology has been having on different medical fields. To make it widely available and gain acceptance from hospitals, doctors, users and policymakers, clinical evidence is crucial.