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‘3D Printing for Better Patient Care’ at the Lamar Soutter Library

Exhibit by UMMS D3Health on display through Nov. 30

UMass Medical School Communications

octubre 24, 2018

D3Health, the UMMS Center for Data Driven Discovery and Health Care, has been working on a variety of projects that incorporate 3D printing, one of the many tools used for engineering and prototyping solutions. A new exhibit at the Lamar Soutter Library, 3D Printing for Better Patient Care, focuses on some of those projects. The 3D-printed items on display include a custom wrist brace; models of an aneurysm, trachea, skull and knee; and multiple stages of the printing process for an ICU communication device.

D3Health was established at UMass Medical School in 2017 with a $100,000 grant from the UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund, which aims to revolutionize health care through mobile health and digital technologies, and stimulate the economic growth, workforce training and public health of Central Massachusetts. The center received additional support in 2018 with $6 million from the Massachusetts Life Sciences initiative.

Co-sponsored by D3Health and the Disability Subcommittee of the Committee for Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the exhibit will be on display in the library through Nov. 30. Email for additional information about the exhibit, and to see a 3D printer in action.

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