Lightweight Functional & Hybrid 3D-Printing for Medical Assistive Devices
In this project, we aim to fill the gaps in the current 3D-printing technology to fabricate medical assistive devices with significant user benefit, well-being and availability. We develop methods to enable hybrid material and (spatial) full 3D-printing of optimized lightweight lattice structures. Additional functionality is added by embedding sensor and actuator concepts during the design process. The technological developments are accompanied by a continuous user-centered-design process to fabricate devices which meet user needs.
The research leading to these results has received funding from the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) within the framework of COIN “Aufbau”, 8th call of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) – project number 884136 (iLEAD).