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Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins to Co-Host All-Day Symposium on 3-D Prosthetics - 09/23/2014

Media Advisory: Johns Hopkins to Co-Host All-Day Symposium on 3-D Prosthetics

Release Date: September 23, 2014

What: Johns Hopkins Medicine is co-hosting an all-day symposium entitled “Prosthetists Meet Printers: Mainstreaming Open Source 3-D Printed Prosthetics for Underserved Populations.” The event includes workshops on such topics as strategy, techniques and policy regarding 3-D prosthetics. Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon Albert Chi, the e-NABLE organization, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and other leaders in medicine and industry will present donated 3-D printed prosthetics to children with upper limb disabilities.

The main goal of the event is to bring 21st-century practices, technologies and philosophies to prosthetists, printers, parents and patients. For kids born without hands, 3-D prosthetics offer a less expensive, less constrictive and more durable option than traditional prosthetic limbs — especially important for growing children — thanks to those whose hobby is to create the limbs using 3-D printers and to freely share the designs and specs.

Dr. Chi, as well as two patients, will be available for interviews.

When: Sunday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Reporters are welcome at any time. There will be an informal press briefing and demonstration at 11:15 a.m. showing a presentation of created 3-D prosthetic hands to patients.

Where: Turner Auditorium, 720 Rutland Ave. (Between Monument and Madison streets)
Baltimore, Maryland. Parking is available in the Washington Street Garage.

For more information: http://enabling3dpp2014.sched.org/

To view a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8giKImVp5qo&feature=youtu.be

For the Media

Contacts:

Taylor Graham
443-287-8560
tgraha10@jhmi.edu

Lauren Nelson
410-955-8725
lnelso35@jhmi.edu

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