Benjamin Hubert, a highly acclaimed industrial designer based in London is ready to showcase one of its greatest innovation. Benjamin and his enterprise “Layer “would debut their first functional prototype of 3D wheelchair at the much awaited “Clerkenwell Design Week.“ Named “Go Wheelchair,“ the product was designed along with Materialise with the intent to include 3D printed wheelchair to all users. Research analysts at Big Market Research weighing up on the growth, share and size and demands of the “Global 3D Printing Medical Devices” revealed that group of designers invested 6 months experimenting with different subjects. Over dozens of users, medical practitioners and specialists has participated in the experiment to build a prototype that that will help in identifying the flaws and limitations of conventionally designed chairs.
The prime aim was to transform the perception of the masses about wheelchairs. Team is making every effort to enable the general public accept these chairs as a consumer equipment, which can be tailor – made depending on a user’s need and demands. Commenting on the recent discovery Hubert said “With the Go wheelchair, we saw an opportunity to really progress the manual mobility category for users with disabilities, and to use 3D printing technology to solve significant and meaningful problems. “Echoing his sentiments, the industrial designer explained, “3D printing for manufacture is the most appropriate and powerful technology available to capture each individual’s unique body shape to enhance the form and format of a very necessary product and provide exceptional performance.”
Over the past few decades, 3D printing has successfully identified several applications among those battling disability. It provides the capability to build products in a manner that was not possible applying age old techniques. Market watchers reveal that it comes essential when serving a group of people that is battling individual disabilities. It also becomes important as this section of people cannot be addressed with customized systems. The underlying truth is that each disability is different in itself, and every disabled individual possesses a certain set of requirements. Thus, the healthcare world is now heavily depending on 3D printers to build several low -cost assistive tools and prosthetic limbs at less cost. 3D printing has been applied to design chairs earlier, but it has served only athletes or order to make but never for everyday purpose.
Hubert and his team has made a conscious effort to address certain problems that many traditional chair users had faced. Despite being common these issues have been left unattended for years. This wheelchair begins with the body mapping procedures, which captures user information such as height, weight, type of disability and more. The information is applied to build to design the seats as well as foot bays. Moreover, it would help in improving the support and level of comfort, while lowering falls and stress on the human body.
Monitoring the major advancements in the sector, Big Market Research has added a report titled “Global 3D Printing Medical Devices Industry 2016 Deep Market Research Report.” The report evaluates the performance of the business across different regions.
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