3D printed Windpipe.
As mentioned in the Columbia Missourians article, ¨A Belgian draft horse Ronnie had a tracheostomy in 2018 to open his windpipe, but debris would clog the opening when he worked.
Dr. Kevin Keegan had to find a way to prevent the blockage while keeping the airway clear. He sat down one day to brainstorm a breathing device and drew a quick sketch. Then he took his idea to the 3D printing lab at MU and teamed up with two engineering students.¨