Event Title

Using 3D printing to develop a personalized and viable solution for COPD patients and CPAP users

Session Number

Project ID: BizIN 09

Advisor(s)

Dima Elissa, VISMED 3D

Discipline

Business

Start Date

20-4-2022 9:30 AM

End Date

20-4-2022 9:45 AM

Abstract

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines offer relief to millions of people suffering from sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, more than a third of CPAP users stop using their equipment due to compliance issues such as discomfort and air leakage. The goal of the business project was to devise a solution that would address these issues while producing a profitable product for VisMed3D. Since this is an ongoing project, the previous year was focused on creating a product workflow that would meet the necessary criteria for the solution. Throughout this academic cohort, the workflow was tested by conducting trials with the 3D scanner application, refining a patient’s scan, and creating a 3D model that would be compatible with their CPAP machine. Along with this, a business model canvas was developed to demonstrate the viability of this solution both as profitable product for the company and an effective solution for patients.

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Using 3D printing to develop a personalized and viable solution for COPD patients and CPAP users

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines offer relief to millions of people suffering from sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, more than a third of CPAP users stop using their equipment due to compliance issues such as discomfort and air leakage. The goal of the business project was to devise a solution that would address these issues while producing a profitable product for VisMed3D. Since this is an ongoing project, the previous year was focused on creating a product workflow that would meet the necessary criteria for the solution. Throughout this academic cohort, the workflow was tested by conducting trials with the 3D scanner application, refining a patient’s scan, and creating a 3D model that would be compatible with their CPAP machine. Along with this, a business model canvas was developed to demonstrate the viability of this solution both as profitable product for the company and an effective solution for patients.