Showing results tagged with "Orthopedic"

Mobelife’s 3D-Printed Implant Gives Meryl a New Hip

Elizabeth Boorman
July 29, 2014

Could you imagine feeling pain in your hip every day for over 35 years? Seventy-one-year old Meryl Richards knows this feeling all too well: she has lived with pain in her left hip since it was damaged in a car accident in 1977. She had already undergone six surgeries, which left her hip in an extremely fragile state, and it had gotten to the point that her left leg pushed up through her feeble hip bone, leaving her leg two inches shorter than her right counterpart. She had used crutches and sticks to help her walk for years, and thought she would soon be bound to her wheelchair for the rest of her life.

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How It All Started: Mobelife

Tim Clijmans
July 18, 2014

In October 2008 at 27-years-old, I was just finishing my PhD in biomedical engineering at KU Leuven and was looking for my next step. I had focused much of my doctorate research on patient-specific planning for cranio-maxillofacial surgery and my colleague Frederik was also finishing up his doctorate degree with a focus on patient-specific implants for orthopedics.

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Materialise’s Valentine Vanheule Wins an Award at the World Congress of Biomechanics

Jamie Milas
July 14, 2014

What are the latest developments in biomechanics? Every four years, rotating among Europe, Asia and the Americas, engineers and scientists meet at the World Congress of Biomechanics to discuss some of the newest findings in research of the mechanics of all living things: from plants to animals and humans.

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3D Printing Prosthetics for Wounded Veterans

Liesbeth Kemel
July 08, 2014

I’ve previously told you about a facial reconstruction story of a man falling off a balcony while he was on vacation. The same way that doctors in the UK were able to restore Jon’s face to the way it was before the fall, doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland have been able to restore soldiers’ faces by using Mimics Innovation Suite and 3-matic for 3D Printing prosthetics and implants for soldiers wounded in IED blasts.

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RS Print Opens Offices in Beringen, Belgium

Elizabeth Boorman
June 27, 2014

What better way to celebrate the opening of the offices of our new founded Footwear company RS Print than with a running competition?

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3D Printed Insoles: Customized to Support Your Every Move

Nils Faber
May 15, 2014

What’s the next “step” in 3D Printing? You don’t have to be a 3D Printing fanatic to see that tailored 3D printed products have become more common as the cost has diminished and the software has advanced. This environment has enabled our latest endeavor, RSPrint, which we founded together with RSscan (RS stands for Runner Service). Together, some of us at Materialise have worked with Jempi Wilssens, founder of RSscan, and his colleagues to develop 3D printed insoles, based on dynamic measurement footscans and customized to support your distinct gait.

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