Aim of the Project

The fabrication of personalized prostheses tailored on each patient is one of the major needs and key issues for the future of the several surgical specialities. Moreover, the production of patient specific anatomo-functional models for pre-operative planning is an important requirement in the presence of such tailored prostheses, as also the surgical treatment has to be optimized for each patient.

The presence of a prototyping service internal to the hospital would be an added value for the clinical activity, and its location inside the hospital allows closer interactions with clinicians, leading to significant time and costs reduction.

At present, no such services are active in Italy and are extremely rare worldwide.

The Project investigates enhanced methods and technologies required for implementing such service. Moreover, the Project analyses the sustainability of the service and, thanks to a demonstration activity, shows the real applicability of the idea and the results.

Contact: Ettore Lanzarone