3D Printing fashion-based healthcare products
Compliance to medical intervention is not only dictated by the patient but often also influenced by aspects of practicality, aesthetics and public perception with users often feeling conscientious or embarrassed with their use eg. asthma inhaler, insulin pen, hearing aid. 3D printing encompasses a range of technologies for making a solid object of almost any shape and provides the opportunity to fabricate bespoke products to suit a user’s need. Herein, we propose the demonstration of 3D printing technology and its application to healthcare products by providing a range of bespoke products that achieve the desired patient requirements as well as maintaining aesthetically pleasing dimensions and shape.
The project was developed by Dr David Chau, Prof Mark Bloomfield and Antje Illner.