Digitally Fabricated Orthoses

Published in September 2020

Funded by the NSW Government between 2018-2020, state of the art collaboration was brought to life by NI alongside Northcott and AbilityMade.

The collaborative project brought the new technologies of photogrammetry, 3D modelling and 3D printing to the field of Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O), eliminating the need for traditional plaster casting and manufacturing processes.  These technologies were welcomed by people with disability as many, especially children, found the plaster casting process unsettling.  This new approach is more environmentally friendly, more efficient and more sustainable – an attractive business proposition for many P&O practices.

Over the course of the project the team supported

In addition the project team successfully showcased:

  • It’s regional and remote service model at the WHO GREAT Summit (World Health Organisation Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology Summit) at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
  • It’s cutting edge technologies at the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) Global Conference in Kobe, Japan.