3D printing and IoT for personalized everyday objects in nursing and healthcare

Yoshihiro Asano, Hiroya Tanaka, Shoko Miyagawa, Junki Yoshioka

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 被引用数 (Scopus)


Today, application of 3D printing technology for medical use is getting popular. It strongly helps to make complicated shape of body parts with functional materials. We can complement injured, weakened or lacked parts, and recover original shape and functions. However, these cases are mainly focusing on the symptom itself, not on everyday lives of patients. With life span extending, many of us will live a life with chronic disease for long time. Then, we should think about our living environment more carefully. For example, we can make personalized everyday objects and support their body and mind. Therefore, we use 3D printing for making everyday objects from nursing/healthcare perspective. In this project, we have 2 main research questions. The first one is how to make objects which patients really require. We invited many kinds of people such as engineer, nurses and patients to our research activity. Nurses can find patient's real demands firstly, and engineers support them with rapid prototyping. Finally, we found the best collaboration methodologies among nurses, engineers and patients. The second question is how to trace and evaluate usages of created objects. Apparently, it's difficult to monitor user's activity for a long time. So we're developing the IoT sensing system, which monitor activities remotely. We enclose a data logger which can lasts about one month with 3D printed objects. After one month, we can pick up the data from objects and understand how it has been used.

ホスト出版物のタイトルNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
出版ステータスPublished - 2017
イベントNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017 - Portland, United States
継続期間: 2017 3月 262017 3月 29


OtherNanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017
国/地域United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 応用数学
  • 電子工学および電気工学


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