3D For Life? Patients lives revolutionised by 3D printing

Dec 15, 2014, 12:42 PM

For adults with a child that has cerebral palsy the struggle for care is a full time job. Often the care is traumatic for the parents, children and even the staff involved. A quadriplegic child would often have to wait 23 weeks for what is determined as simple care.

Naveed Pavrez is one of those parents. His son Diamo had the condition, and Naveed experienced a very disjointed care system. As a result of this he decided to try and fix this problem, and came up with the idea of using 3D Printing to manufacture the back braces needed in order to care for his son - all inspired by a Welsh Steam Train.

Now known as one of the top 12 startups in Europe, the idea goes from strength to strength. Naveed’s story is one of great will power, with some help along the way. The next 12 months for the project promise to be exciting, with there being a select few families that will be helping develop more prototypes - the aim is to have a functioning prototype by this time next year.

The ultimate aim is that Andiamo becomes the number one orthotics company worldwide with a simple message - no one should be without care.