Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Service (APOS) is 100% Irish Owned and is the only independent prosthetic and orthotic Irish manufacturer. They manufacture:
APOS has identified a need to pivot its manufacturing method from current workflow to a more agile virtual or digitised model and Additive Manufacturing has been identified as a solution that could bridge the gap between scanning, prototyping and production while retaining the ability to revise models.
There is a potential method to deal with data translation and integrate this with existing clinical knowledge. Additive Manufacturing has the potential to give the company a global competitive advantage.
State of the Art Review
AM Technology Integration
Transtibial/Below Knee Prosthetic Prototype
Project Gap Analysis and Feasibility Review
New Digital Workflow designed by IMR and leveraged to build a working prototype patient-specific transtibial prosthesis in close collaboration with clinicians from APOS. IMR has identified a potential pathway to save APOS both time and cost while also expanding its offering.
Decision made to fully explore and develop the application.
Industrial Researcher in Additive Manufacturing
Design for Manufacturing