Creativity is arguably the most valuable yet under-valued asset in society. With emerging technology like 3D printing, design is the ultimate barrier to entry regardless of the intended application. As our understanding of additive manufacturing technologies deepens, more and more efforts are put into enabling great designs that don’t just look stunning but provide more functionality and characteristics that did not exist or co-exist before. In this upcoming 90-minutes conference, we have invited some of the most experienced and knowledgeable designers and educators to present us with their latest works, industry insights, and forecast of this incredibly dynamic and versatile space, focusin gon 3D Printed Medical Devices.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Visiting Scientist/Adjunct Faculty, Rochester, NY
Jade holds positions as both Visiting Scientist at the RIT LiveAbility Lab and Adjunct Faculty within the Biomedical Engineering Department and the School of Individualized Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has served as Research & Development Associate and Haiti Project Team Lead for LimbForge (in partnership with Victoria Hand Project), a non-profit specializing in increasing access to quality prostheses for underserved communities throughout the world and has collaborated with Doctors without Borders (MSF) on international ultra-low-cost medical device projects involving 3D printing. She instructs and co-instructs several courses including “Medical Device Design” and “3D-Technologies for Prosthetic Applications,” an interdisciplinary, project-based class that leverages 3D-printing, scanning, and CAD to engage students in the many facets of prosthetic design. Concurrently a Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Ph.D. student, her research centers on finding novel ways to improve the design of and increase access to low-cost, medical grade 3D-printed prosthetic devices for those with the greatest need across the globe.
Translational Research Faculty- CU Anschutz, CEO-MIX Surgical Technologies
Nicholas Jacobson is trained as both an architect and a computational designer. He has a particular interest in a technically synthetic and logically rigorous approach to form and fabrication. As a practiced architect and designer, he designs buildings for the aerospace industry by day and works on the cutting edge of biomedical modeling and 3D printing by night.
Dr. Jenny Chen is trained as a neuroradiologist, founder/CEO of 3DHEALS. Her main interests include next generation education, 3D printing in the healthcare sector, automated biology, artificial intelligence. She is an angel investor who invests in Pitch3D companies.