For quite some time the world of prosthetics has undergone great changes, which in turn has made the users of these artificial implants see how their life has been greatly facilitated. One of the rooted problems in this field is found in the fact that every patient is different so you have to carry out a study, develop the piece, test it, modify it, test it again ... until it feels comfortable. Due to this work and that practically each prosthesis is unique, it means that, very often, the price of the same is quite high.
Thanks to the work done by John amin, a Spanish entrepreneur only 20 years old, has managed to develop a project through which he has managed to combine 3D printing technology with an innovative system to design personalized prostheses for each user. Among other things, in addition to personal satisfaction, it has served this young man to win the Santander YUZZ 'awardYoung people with ideas' through which you will receive financial aid to carry out your project.
Invelon, a project that seeks to create bionic prostheses through 3D printing.
The name of this work is Invelon And, according to its own author, the idea arose through a personal experience that marked him when he was 15 years old. In it he was able to experience in the first person as a paralyzed person tried to park his motorcycle. As a result of this situation, he thought about how to develop a skeleton that, in some way, could keep people with spinal cord injuries standing.
As a detail, as John Amin comments, the project is still in a very early phase although today it has already been successfully tested on several real individuals. Regarding the price at which each of these prostheses could reach the market, despite the fact that there is not yet a marketing plan as such, the young man ventures to mention that they will be much cheaper than any solution that exists today.