I am an analog Prosthetist.
I love to modify with plaster and make what I believe is the best prosthesis I can provide for a patient.
One night while I was modifying, I was talking with a friend and he said…
“You mean to tell me a computer can’t do what you are doing.”
I was honestly appalled. How could he say that? What I do is an art!
He continued to tell me about an iPad attachment that he read about on some techie website.
That interaction with my friend got me thinking.
Is there a way to turn an analog prosthetist to a digital prosthetist?
Since then, I have been working on a simple way to create an .stl or .obj file that can be scaled and then sent directly into your fabrication work flow.
DigiScan 3D uses the structure.io scanner and an iPad.
Some clinicians use an outside shape-manipulation software. Others have found ways to scale their model and go straight to test-socket fabrication, while others just want a file they can keep in their electronic medical records.
I wanted a simple way to capture a shape and not push people to buy a specific shape-modification software.
Most importantly, though, the DigiScan 3D App I’ve created has a purpose:
ALL PROCEEDS go to making prostheses in the developing world.