Create Orthotics and Prosthetics launches first all-in-one medical-grade 3D printing system for prosthetics http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160919-create-orthotics-and-prosthetics-launches-all-in-one-medical-grade-3d-printer-for-prosthetics.html
This new artificial limb is powered by rocket fuel. A team of mechanical engineers has created an prosthetic leg that is powered by a special type of liquid fuel called a monopropellant — the same kind of fuel that gives rockets their thrust. The new device could usher in the next generation of prosthetics — powerful and light-weight artificial limbs that will look and function more like the real thing.
As U-M’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Center sees a 32 percent increase in outpatient visits and marks its 100th anniversary this year, thousands of patients are benefiting from 1.2 million in renovations that have nearly doubled the facility’s space.