Improving Assistive Technology Service by Using 3D Printing: Three Case Studies

Takashi Watanabe, Takuro Hatakeyama, Mitsuru Tomiita

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    Abstract

    Assistive technology services are essential for adapting assistive devices to the individual needs of users with disabilities. In this study, we attempted to apply three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to three actual cases, and to study its use, effectiveness, and future applications. We assessed the usefulness of 3D printing technology by categorizing its utilization after reviewing the outcomes of these case studies. In future work, we aim to gather additional case studies and derive information on using 3D printing technology that will enable its effective application in the process of assistive technology services.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    PublisherIOS Press
    Pages1047-1052
    Number of pages6
    Volume217
    ISBN (Print)9781614995654
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 2015 Sep 92015 Sep 12

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
    Volume217
    ISSN (Print)09269630
    ISSN (Electronic)18798365

    Other

    Other13th European Conference on the Advancement of Assistive Technology, AAATE 2015
    CountryHungary
    CityBudapest
    Period15/9/915/9/12

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    Keywords

    • community support
    • consultation process
    • experienced information
    • technology transfer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Health Informatics
    • Health Information Management

    Cite this

    Watanabe, T., Hatakeyama, T., & Tomiita, M. (2015). Improving Assistive Technology Service by Using 3D Printing: Three Case Studies. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 217, pp. 1047-1052). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 217). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-566-1-1047