Officials at 3D Systems announce the company has developed the next generation of custom 3D printed hand brace devices, representing a new paradigm and advancement in the state of the art in musculoskeletal medicine. 3D Systems plans to launch these breakthrough devices to provide a superior patient experience during the second half of 2013.
3D Systems deployed its recently acquired Bespoke Innovations-integrated scan-to-print proprietary technology and extensive know-how to replace traditional labor-intensive, cumbersome hand brace devices with custom-fitted, 3D printed braces that are streamlined, adaptive, and personalized to the lifestyle and condition of the patient.
Musculoskeletal medicine accounts for approximately 30% of all acute orthopedic care including sports, industrial or job related injury, and chronic conditions.
"We are thrilled to apply 3D Systems' integrated technology to transform musculoskeletal healthcare delivery for the benefit of patients," says Abe Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems. "Our commitment is to improve lives with custom exoskeleton and orthopedic devices that are personalized, streamlined, hygienic, and adaptive to enhance the patient experience and return them to a productive lifestyle sooner."