We're 3D printing an amphibious prosthetic so a veteran amputee can do more.
The Return is a pilot program by Northwell Health demonstrating our innovative approach to health care. By uniting world class resources in prosthetics, aerospace and 3D printing, it aims to overcome the obstacles currently facing a veteran amputee looking to get back in the water.
NORTHWELL BROUGHT TOGETHER AEROSPACE ENGINEERS, 3D PRINTING PIONEERS, PROSTHETIC EXPERTS AND A VETERAN TO CREATE A GROUNDBREAKING SOLUTION.
- Meet our development partner, Dan Lasko. In 2004, Dan was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Despite his below-the-knee amputation, Dan regularly plays football, runs in marathons (6), and competes in triathlons (30). His goal is to use this prosthetic to teach his young sons, Luke, 6, and Ben, 2, to swim and compete.
- Northwell Ventures was established with the goal of identifying and fostering innovative ideas. The Ventures team leveraged the expertise of Todd Goldstein, PhD and pioneer in 3D printing, to design and fabricate the prosthetic. Learn more about Northwell Ventures here.
- Eschen's world class team offers a full range of prosthetic and orthotic services. Their board-certified staff provided expertise on customizing prosthetic molds and identifying industry regulations. Human insights obtained from certified prosthetist Matt Flynn illuminated challenges facing prosthetic development. Learn more about Eschen here.
- The Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) is a highly specialized company, with expertise in composite materials. Its state-of-the-art facility enables clients to cross boundaries and pioneer in industries ranging from aerospace, to consumer products. CPCâs composite resources were critical in prototyping and printing the amphibious prosthetic enhancement. Learn more about CPC here.