Innovation Creation Series Make-A-Thon Hosted by McGuire Assistive Technologies
The day began with registrations and several presentations to explain the VA's mission of providing healthcare to millions of Veterans at over 1700 sites of care across the country
Alain Regis, mentors a group of young designers on a CAD program. There were professionals facilitating progress for the teams in several disciplines.
Team Crew 2013
Team Spline decided to tackle Lisamarie's coupling problem.
After the teams delivered their design pitches, received mentoring from McGuire clinical staff, commercial engineers and designers and 3-D printing tips from 3-D Systems and Stratasys, the teams had five hours to make adjustments to designs and get their submissions printed.
In addition to the participants, there were many agencies and individuals assisting the teams with their builds like e-Nable, Ipsos, 3–D Systems and Stratasys. They brought 3-D printers, prototypes to use as models, and most importantly, mentorship like the individuals from the McGuire prosthetics lab, and the hosts of the event, Assistive Technology.
Congratulations to the winners, and all of the participants. Not only Veterans, but all patients will benefit from your curiosity, creativity and determination. Many of the projects created will be placed in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 3-D Print Exchange for other "Innovative Creators" to pick up and advance in the future. Take a look at some of the other submissions...