3D Systems announced that it has developed a line of custom 3D-printed hand brace devices for musculoskeletal medicine. 3D Systems plans to launch the devices during the second half of 2013.
The company deployed its recently acquired Bespoke Innovations integrated scan-to-print proprietary technology to replace traditional labor-intensive hand brace devices with custom-fitted, 3D printed braces that are streamlined, adaptive and personalized to the lifestyle and condition of the patient, the company says. 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," said 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."
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.