Mass Customisation of Medical Devices and Implants: State of the Art and Future Directions (2006)

Author(s): Dalgarno KW, Pallari JH, Woodburn J, Xiao K, Wood DJ, Goodridge RD, Ohtsuki C

    Abstract: The medical field is one in which the need for customization can be clear cut, as providing tailored devices and implants for unique physiologies can provide for a better overall treatment than the use of 'off the shelf' devices and implants. Customization in the production of medical products can be roughly divided into consideration of medical devices, and of implantable parts or systems. The present paper outlines the current state of the art in both of these areas, presents details of projects that are ongoing at the University of Leeds and outlines future research directions.

      • Date: 01-09-2006
      • Journal: Virtual and Physical Prototyping
      • Volume: 1
      • Issue: 3
      • Pages: 137-145
      • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
      • Publication type: Article
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: Mass customization; Medical devices; Medical implants


      Professor Kenneth Dalgarno
      Sir James Woodeson Professor of Manufacturing Engineering