My wife called me after hearing an interview on NPR about 3d medical printing. I searched for it and shared it with my advanced class – Very Interesting! I played the NPR audio interview followed by the video and then a short discussion. It went well, but for my intro class I chose to just share the video followed by a short discussion. The audio interview was a bit on the long side, but it was more interesting for the higher level classes. *Every time I talk about 3d, I start with saying something like ‘3d is not going away and it will be part of our everyday life like having a car or a cell phone; 3d printing will be huge!!!’ ~Cornell
Baby’s life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing
March 17, 2014 - University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
Ann Arbor, Mich. – In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn’t prevent his breathing from periodically stopping.
His condition was so tenuous that often his parents could not hold him for fear of compromising his breathing. But after surgeons at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital implanted 3D printed devices to << More >>
Here is the NPR audio interview:
"He could go from being totally fine to turning blue sometimes — not even kidding — in 30 seconds," says Garrett's mother, Natalie Peterson, 25, of Layton, Utah. "It was so fast. It was really scary."
Garrett was born with a << More >>