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Digital Technologies Revolutionize Orthotic and Prosthetic Design and Manufactur

 Digital Technologies Revolutionize Orthotic and Prosthetic Design and Manufactur - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Digital Twin / Simulation
Applicable Industries
  • Life Sciences
Applicable Functions
  • Product Research & Development
The Challenge

Introduce digital technologies to orthotic and prosthetic design and manufacturing to support manual processes with digital workflows and tools.

About The Customer

In 1984, Häussler opened a clinical workshop at the University and Rehabilitation Clinics of Ulm (RKU) to strengthen the connection between medical sciences and research.

Häussler is more than the average medical supply store. Häussler orthotists and prosthetists work closely with the  Ulm University of Applied Sciences where medical engineering and biomechatronics expert Professor Dr. Felix Capanni works and conducts research. Steffen Matyssek, a former research assistant for Prof. Dr. Capanni, manages the Häussler research and development department. In addition to supervising bachelor and master theses, Matyssek links research with commercial implementation.

 

The Customer

Häussler

The Solution

Geomagic® Freeform® organic 3D design software by 3D Systems using Dynabots to automate steps.

Operational Impact
  • [Product Improvement - Scalability]

    Improved quality and speed of orthotic and prosthetic design and manufacturing to meet patients’ individual needs

  • [Efficiency Improvement - Production]

    Accelerated modeling subtasks with automation.

Quantitative Benefit
  • Provide the user with the right tool for every subtask and guide the user through the process.

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