3D Biomedical Devices (GY)

  • Pioneering the fabrication of low-cost, highly adaptable, 3D-printed biomedical devices

Arm in 3D printed brace [Team is paused]

We aim to design and prototype 3D-printed orthotics to be used as therapeutic tools for patients with limited mobility. Students develop and design 3D-printed orthotics and prosthetics. We investigate various computer-aided modeling techniques in addition to 3D-printing techniques and materials. We work alongside orthopedic surgeons and occupational therapists from Langone's Rusk Rehabilitation Center to refine our design and test the devices with patients at the hospital. This is an ongoing project supported by NYU Langone, the Ability Project, and the NYU Tandon MakerSpace.

Methods & Technologies

  • 3D Printing
  • Human Centered Design
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Quantified Health and Human Information Tracking 
  • Big data, quantified health and human information tracking
  • Rapid Prototyping

Applications are closed for Spring 2023 but may open in Fall 2023

Areas of Interest

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Integrated Digital Media
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy


  • NYU Integrated Digital Media Department
  • The Ability Lab Project
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science (CHIDS)


  • Project Management
  • Research & Design
  • Communications

Faculty Advisor 

Student Leadership