Research Projects of the Medical Working Group
Interdisciplinary Material Technology Research Team
The Interdisciplinary Material Technology Research Team currently examines the mechanical and morphological qualities of various materials used by 3D printers. The objective of this team is to determine which polymers and metals can best be used to produce a particular tool, using additive manufacturing technology. Staff members cooperate closely among the Surgical and Rehabilitation Research Group, since their results greatly enhance medical applications.
Innovative Rehabilitation-Tool Research Team
The Innovative Rehabilitation Tool Research Team goal examines the possibilities of using 3D printing and visualization equipment in the development and production of limb prostheses and orthoses. The team is currently developing mechanical and myoelectric driven upper-limb prostheses and microprocessor driven lower-limb prosthesesfor amputees or patients suffering from Tetera-amelia syndrome.
Additionally, the team’s intent focus also serves in the practical analysis of the human exoskeleton. Lastly, the Interdisciplinary Material Technology Research Team is heavily involved in 3D motion analysis and biomechanical research.