Immensa team highly honored to be part of the DHA team that produced 3D printed transtibial prosthetics for 25 year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion.
Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.
The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.
Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.
A Dubai-based company known as Immensa Technology Labs provided the test socket and final socket, which is about 40 per cent of the 3D prosthetics.
Fahmi Al Shawwa, CEO of Immensa Technology Labs, said, “3D printing technology provides a massive opportunity for Dubai to become competitive across various sectors including medical and we are proud to be working with the DHA and Sebastian Giede to realise this potential. Immensa is investing heavily in developing 3D printing capabilities and knowledge in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ and we believe that we need to see more private sector participation and involvement to fully capitalise on this technology on a wider UAE scale.”
The rest of the 3D prosthetics were provided by Mecuris, which is a company based in Germany that combines existing industrial 3D technologies like 3D scanning, 3D data processing and 3D printing into an innovative process of digital tailoring for orthopaedics.
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