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full-limb prosthetics

Bionic Pets

Bionic Pets is the leading animal orthotics and prosthetics company in the nation. With a mission to revolutionize rehabilitation and pain management in the animal world, DiveDesign realized the opportunity for innovation in their prosthetics development. With 3D scanning and printing technology, DiveDesign created a digital tool to rapidly expedite the development process of full-limb prosthetics.

DELIVERING REAL-TIME INSTRUCTION VIA A HAPTIC LANGUAGE

haptic

/ˈhaptik/

adjective

1. relating to the sense of touch, in particular relating to the perception and manipulation of objects using the senses of touch and proprioception.

THE FUTURE OF ANIMAL PROSTHETICS

With A Labor Intensive Process, Optimization Was The Key To Growth, Innovation, And Better Animal Well-being

Utilizing 3D Scanning, 3D Printing, and developing a custom digital tool, we were able to completely re-imagine the way these prosthetics could be made.

ZSK ENABLED US TO QUICKLY INTEGRATE ELECTRONICS INTO TEXTILES

01. MONitor

02. analyze

03. communicate

With most devices communicating information to runners via small hard to read screens, the Hapti team saw potential in using vibration.

LifeSaber functions as

  • Energy generator

  • Flashlight/lantern

  • Firestarter

  • Energy generator

  • Flashlight/lantern

  • Firestarter

A MESSY AND TIME CONSUMING PROCESS

Using the existing method, creating a single full-limb prosthetic took a minimum of 15 hours to complete.

The process began by sealing the patient mold to prevent leaks, then mixing plaster to create the positive. Sheets of plastic were heated and wrapped over the plaster positive, then trimmed and shaped further.

Finally, foam was added along with hardware and the leg.

simplifying the process through digital tools

A casting kit is sent to the client, they wrap the patient with ace like bandages. Once they harden the molds are sent to us for scanning

In 2019, Hapti was nominated for
Philadelphia’s Best in Design Competition

3D SCANNING

We start by 3D scanning a patient's mold. The mold is refined digitally to smooth out any imperfections

CUSTOM ALGORITHM

We import the scanned mold into a custom AI tool that automatically generates the prosthetic, its thicknesses, mounting points, pattern, and more

3D SCANNING

We start by 3D scanning a patient's mold. The mold is refined digitally to smooth out any imperfections

CUSTOM ALGORITHM

We import the scanned mold into a custom AI tool that automatically generates the prosthetic, its thicknesses, mounting points, pattern, and more

3D PRINTING

The 3D file is then sent to our print lab where it gets printed out of a flexible material.

The result was a hugely successful kickstarter campaign that raised over $170,000 in the first 2 weeks alone.

A MESSY AND TIME CONSUMING PROCESS

Using the existing method, creating a single full-limb prosthetic took a minimum of 15 hours to complete.

The process began by sealing the patient mold to prevent leaks, then mixing plaster to create the positive. Sheets of plastic were heated and wrapped over the plaster positive, then trimmed and shaped further.

Finally, foam was added along with hardware and the leg.

The DiveDesign team with Derrick Campana of Bionic Pets, and Chris Landau of Landau Design after a day of filming for Derrick's new show, Wizard of Paws.

The show follows Derrick as he travels the country saving the lives of animals in need through custom made prosthetics and orthotics. In one episode, he travels to the DiveDesgin studio and they work together to build a first of its kind, custom 3D printed prosthetic for Instagram famous dog TurboRoo.

3D SCANNING

We start by 3D scanning a patient's mold. The mold is refined digitally to smooth out any imperfections

CUSTOM ALGORITHM

We import the scanned mold into a custom AI tool that automatically generates the prosthetic, its thicknesses, mounting points, pattern, and more

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