CAMDT’s prosthetics work featured on Canada in Perspective
Sheridan’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) was recently featured on an episode of Accessible Media Inc’s Canada in Perspective. Watch the episode here: http://www.ami.ca/AMI-tv/Pages/Canada-in-Perspective.aspx
The episode explored how Sheridan’s researchers applied engineering principles and CAMDT’s additive manufacturing (3D printing) capabilities to help Toronto man Cornelius Quiring design a prosthetic that enhances his ability to move the atrophied muscles in his right hand. CAMDT’s final design and prototype built on Cornelius’ original conceptual sketch.
This project was part of CAMDT’s research into the application of additive manufacturing to create prosthetic devices for the Healthcare sector. Earlier this year, a joint team of CAMDT and University of Toronto student researchers won “Best Re-Engineering/Collaboration” at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ IAM3D challenge for their project in this field.
Learn more about CAMDT at http://camdt.sheridancollege.ca.