Archive for February, 2014

The rise of DIY medical devices. 3D Printed prostheses, hearing aide helmets and uses for Duct tape as medical devices.

When Richard Van As, a carpenter in Johannesburg, South Africa, cut off most of the fingers on his right hand with a table saw in 2011, he was already designing a homemade prosthesis in his head before he even left the emergency room. But he never imagined that within two years he would be spending […]

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