UERM College of Allied Rehabilitation Sciences (CAReS) Embraces New Technologies
ULTIMAKER S5 & EINSCAN PRO 2X PLUS
UERMMMCI-CAReS now houses the university's first 3D printing system supported by The Nippon Foundation. The Ultimaker S5 is a newly acquired system that features dual extrusion and a 33 x 24 x 30 cm build volume capable of printing at the largest scale in the Ultimaker series. Additional features include removable print-core nozzles which allows the user to choose between .25mm to .8mm extrusion thickness, advanced active leveling, filament flow sensors, and a touchscreen that simplifies the 3d printing experience. Included in the system is the EinScan Pro 2X Plus, which features a high speed 30 frames/second camera and a high-quality optics single scan accuracy enabling the scanner to capture accurate images of a 3d object. Clinical applications in prosthetics and orthotics involve non-contact and more accurate capturing of a patient's shape, modification of the scanned 3d image in a software, and direct fabrication using a 3d printer. Additionally, 3d printers can also be used in research and development, particularly for rapid prototyping of novel end-user equipment/devices, fueling CAReS students' drive for technological innovations in Prosthetics and Orthotics aided rehabilitation.
With the arrival of the 3d system, along with other advanced systems housed by the Philippine School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (PSPO) including the Moticon Pressure Sensor Systems and MABLAB Gait Analysis Technology, CAReS is definitely heading for an innovative future.