Three-Dimensional (3-D) Printing: A Cost-Effective Solution for Improving Global Accessibility to Prostheses

Kyle Silva, Stephanie Rand, David Cancel, Yuxi Chen, Rani Kathirithamby, Michelle Stern

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Abstract

The lack of access to prostheses is a global problem, partially caused by the high cost associated with the current manufacturing process. Three-dimensional printing is gaining use in the medical field, and one such area is prosthetics. In addition to using cost-effective materials, this technology allows for rapid prototyping, making it an efficient solution for the development of affordable prostheses. If the rehabilitation medicine community embraces this novel technology, we can help alleviate the global disparity of access to prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1312-1314
Number of pages3
JournalPM and R
Volume7
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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