From Daily Mail Online: HT ADA
A cancer survivor whose face was ravaged by a tumour, leaving him with a large hole where his eye, nose and cheekbone had been, has become the first person to receive a 3D printed face prosthesis made with a smart phone…
…Dr Rodrigo Salazar, a dentist and specialist in oral rehabilitation, from Paulista University (UNIP) in Sao Paulo, has been leading the project for two years.
I love this story for two – actually three – reasons. The two primary reasons is that it uses two technologies and trends I have been talking about for a couple of years. That is using smartphones as the primary platform for a medical device and using basic 3D printers to make custom prothethis. The result is amazing and very inexpensive.
The third thing I love is that this was all managed by a dentist.