Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Service (APOS) are 100% Irish Owned and are the only independent prosthetic and orthotic Irish manufacturer.
APOS have identified a need to pivot their 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 & 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 have identified a potential pathway to save APOS both time and cost while also expanding offering.
Decision made to fully explore and develop the application.
Industrial Researcher in Additive Manufacturing
Design for Manufacturing