3D Biomedical Devices

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

Human hand in a white brace and a blue overlay with the words "3D Printed Biomedical Devices"

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

Subteams

  • Project Management
  • Research & Design
  • Communications

Areas of Interest

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

Partners

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

Faculty Advisor

  • Victoria Bill
  • Email: victoria.bill@nyu.edu

Student Leadership

  • Email: tandon-vip-3d@nyu.edu