Vestibular Today and 3D Brooklyn Create 3D Printed Inner Ear for Patient Education

Published by , September 12, 2017 11:35 am

(VestibularToday) The 3D Printed Inner Ear is an excellent tool for both clinician and patient education. The original 3D printable model was created by NIH using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to map a patient’s vestibular organ. This process created an exact replica of the organ which accurately depicted the correct canal angles in relation to each other and the utricle, as well as the changing canal diameters. The model helps patients understand Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The 3-inch anatomically correct 3D printed model is also beneficial as a way for clinicians to visualize and practice treatment maneuvers.
3D Brooklyn helped refine the model, increase the size to scale, and create a new innovative tool as an affordable educational product. 3D Brooklyn is a full-service creative collective focused on empowering our local community with product design, 3D prototyping, and digital manufacturing services.

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