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  • Writer's pictureDominic Eggbeer

UK India Project - Collaborative Medical Device Design Initiative

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

CARTIS members are key partners in a UK India Education Initiative funded project with partners in Lucknow, India. The CoMeddi project seeks to develop local supply chains, develop expertise and research projects that ensure a greater number of people can access advanced design methods.

A team from the UK (Peter Evans & Steven Hollisey-McLean from the Maxillofacial Lab at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, Dr Katie Beverley, Emily Bilbie and Prof. Dominic Eggbeer from PDR, Cardiff Metropolitan University) ran the latest CoMeddi workshop.

The core workshop group

The UK team were hosted by project partner, Prof. Divya Mehrotra from King George's Medical University, Lucknow. Divya has established a state-of-the-art 3d planning, design and fabrication facility within the hospitals Maxillofacial Department. This department provides world-class care to all patients in the region.

The workshop involved participants from different disciplines including design engineering, surgery, dentistry and computing technology. They came from across India with the aim of developing research challenges identified through our previous CoMeddi project work. Five project proposals were developed during the three day workshop. Break out sessions also provided participants and many other medical specialists from King George's to try the latest 3d design technologies.

Demonstrating 3D-Systems Geomagic FreeForm

Together with local prosthetists, a custom breast prosthesis was also designed using methods developed by CARTIS. The application of 3d scanning, computer aided design and 3d printing was also illustrated for the treatment of burns and facial prostheses.

Further details on the CoMeddi project can be found here.

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