Virtual Reality and 3D Printers

The 3D printing heart modeling program

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As explained by Dr. Patrick Frias, president and CEO of the hospital, “Rich and his family continue their father’s legacy of investing in innovation that changes lives. This gift will help to accelerate the development of breakthrough 3D medical solutions and life-changing inventions — the impact of this investment to future generations of children can’t be overstated.”
As mentioned by Helen and Will Webster Foundation 3D Innovations Lab‘s director Justin Ryan, “as a medical community, we are rapidly expanding the use of 3D and emerging additive manufacturing technologies such as virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality to improve how we care for patients. Our lab serves the community by leveraging these incredible technological developments to do something so fundamental, yet revolutionary — enable a doctor or surgeon to see and interact with anatomy prior to ever stepping foot in an operating room. It’s an exciting frontier in pediatric care that is limited only by our imaginations as a medical community, we are rapidly expanding the use of 3D and emerging additive manufacturing technologies such as virtual reality, mixed reality, and augmented reality to improve how we care for patients. Our lab serves the community by leveraging these incredible technological developments to do something so fundamental, yet revolutionary — enable a doctor or surgeon to see and interact with anatomy prior to ever stepping foot in an operating room. It’s an exciting frontier in pediatric care that is limited only by our imaginations.”

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