Media

Welcome to the cbm Canada's media centre. Here you'll find the latest news, information, photos and announcements relating to 3D Printability.

Interested in an interview with Ed Epp or Mitch Wilkie on the 3D printing project? We're happy to help.

To speak with our Media Relations team or request an interview, contact:
Beth Jost-Reimer, Director of Marketing:
t: 905-640-6464 x 241
e. mediarelations@cbmcanada.org

Video Resources


B-Roll footage

 

 

00:13 COMPUTER SHOWING CAD DRAWING OF PROSTHETIC.

00:26 SEGMENT ON GINGER COONS AT COMPUTER.

00:38 CLOSE UP OF CAD DRAWING OF PROSTHETIC.

00:50 MATT RATTO ARRANGES 3D PROSTHETIC.

01:01 CLOSE UP OF 3D PRINTER IN ACTION.

01:26 CHILD IN AFRICA WITH A DISABILITY.

 

01:33 CHILD BEING ASSESED BY cbm COMMUNITY WORKER.

01:50 ORTHO WORKSHOP WITH CHILD UGANDA

02:06 REMOVING CAST FROM CHILD IN UGANDA

02:18 MAKING A MOULD

03:04 CHILD WALKING WITH PROSTHETIC

03:10 JUSTINE GETTING FITTED WITH A PROSTHETIC

 

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Photo Resources


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Red Cross Pylon & Feet
3D Socket
MeshMixer scanned limb
MeshMixer socket

Media Cutlines


Cutline 1
A child under the age of 5 needs a new lower-limb prosthetic every year - then every other year until he or she is 12 - and, finally, every 3 to 4 years until he or she is 21.

Cutline 2
A prosthetic socket attaches the child's residual limb to the prosthesis. Each socket is designed custom to each child.

Cutline 3
The current process of crafting a prosthetic leg involves measuring, casting, filing the negative cast to create a positive mold. In total, it takes a technician a week to produce. It's extremely labour intensive and requires a child to make multiple trips to the hospital for measurement and fittings.

Cutline 4
For the poorest children, the time and cost of travel makes even the journey to the hospital a very costly proposition. By reducing the time it takes to fashion a prosthetic - we reduce this burden on the poorest families.

Contact Information

cbm Canada
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ON L4A 7Z9 Canada
Tel: 905-640-6464
Email: 3dprinting@cbmcanada.org

Media Enquiries
For Media enquiries please contact:
Tel: 905-640-6464
Email: mediarelations@cbmcanada.org


Pressroom

U of T team works to create 3D-printed limbs for Ugandan children

3D-printed limbs for Uganda

Le Telejournal

Toronto professor turns to 3-D printing to help Ugandan child amputees

Using 3-D printing to address the need for prosthetics in Uganda


Videos





Watch CBC's Nature of Things on 3D printing featuring cbm and the University of Toronto collaborating on this exciting new venture.

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episodes/dreams-of-the-future

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