Lightweight Functional and 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.
Who We Are
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences | Fachhochschule Kärnten
Research and development make an important contribution to transforming broad university knowledge into practical application solutions and to promoting cooperation between companies and universities. The research priorities are bundled in a disciplinary and interdisciplinary manner. 3 Research Units and 1 Research Center are involved in the iLEAD project.