On Friday, I submitted our paper on TAPIA. In addition, I spoke with Nick, one of our 3D printing specialists in the lab, and he plans to test out the semi-flex filament. On Monday, we will talk about how it turned out. This week, I will be focusing my attention solely on the grips and printing them. We discussed to have our regularly scheduled meetings on Monday.
Sam and I had a meeting to discuss upcoming goals and deadlines. My main focus will be on 3D printing crutch tip and grips. Sam will be focusing on software.
Sam shared some statistical findings with me regarding our first session with the physical therapy students.
Email Karen : different types of infills, and prototypes. Rocker crutch tip, Clinicians want a crutch tip that is in between the plastic and ninjaflex and grips that we have already made that fits the crutches. Also, we will start testing semiflex filament on a printrbot.
I met with Amy to discuss the TAPIA feedback and CREU research updates.
Today, Sam and I went to UMD School of Medicine to deliver a presentation on 3D printing. It went very well. A lot of the students seem very interested in learning more about the collaboration between medicine and 3D printing. Dr. Gordes plans to send us the case studies so we can prepare for our next session with the students.
Agenda for the next upcoming weeks.
- Print more crutch tips (some plastic some ninja flex )
- 3D Model of potential grip a clinician designed during our meeting
- Make More test models
- Submit our TAPIA poster