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Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is beginning to transform the biomedical landscape as personalized medicine becomes more widely available. From 3D printing bionic arms to custom heart stents, Orlando has a thriving advanced biomedical community. The ability to rapid prototype in-house is affording hospitals the opportunity to produce custom tools for supporting surgery – even visualizing complex surgeries by printing in full color patient-specific body representations for advanced laparoscopic surgery. In this program, Dr. Albert Manero from Limbitless Solutions, known for their 3D printed bionic limbs, shares a behind-the-scenes look at their laboratory and highlights how 3D printing is changing the medical landscape.
By watching this program, you can expect to learn:
- what 3D printing is;
- three ways 3D printing is transforming innovation;
- how to get started 3D printing at home or in your community.
This program is presented by Dr. Albert Manero and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.
About the Program Presenter
Dr. Albert Manero is the President of Limbitless Solutions, a direct support organization for the University of Central Florida. Limbitless Solutions is an engineering innovation company designing multi-gesture bionic limbs for children and adults. The team uses additive manufacturing (3D printing) to design artistic & personalized bionics, that maximize both expression and function, with devices provided through clinical trials.
He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Central and holds research collaborator appointments from UCF, the Orlando VA, and Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. Albert was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany during his doctoral research, and completed the Mirzayan science policy fellowship with the National Academy of Engineering. His research looks to advance accessibility to bionics and inclusivity in STEAM education, while leading their mixed learning laboratory for interdisciplinary student research at UCF.