Rapid Prototyping in the Field of Medicine

A couple groups from the world of Medicine have recently been down to All Hands Active. Kaylesh Pandya, with the help of Matthew Oishi and @Ech0labs is utilizing the resources at hackerspaces such as AHA & i3Detroit to reconstruct data from CT scans in 3D – both virtually and physically. This enables doctors, students, and patients to have a better understanding of say, a traumatic injury to the skull. Check the slide & the video for more information!

Video: CT scan to 3d plastic model using open source software & hardware
Slide: 3D visualization of DICOM Datasets Using a Makerbot

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About Josh Williams

Woohoo! I like working with technology, hands on projects, and being terribly, terribly curious. I spend a lot of time thinking about education, particularly in the K-8 age group. Hopefully some of that thinking gets turned into action through places like All Hands Active, Bright Futures, Brain Monkeys, etc.
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