Our technology is a game changer. It gives more children the chance to walk.
Working alongside researchers at the University of Toronto, we’ve developed unique, forward-thinking 3D printing technology:
A start-to-finish toolchain of digital scanners, custom software called NiaFit, and 3D printers — all of the tools clinicians need to scan, design, and print custom transtibial prosthetic sockets and AFOs for children and youth, aged 5-25.
The patient’s residual limb is scanned with a 3D digital scanner.
A 3D model of the prosthetic socket or AFO is created using our software called NiaFit.
The device is printed on-site using a 3D printer. It is then assembled and fitted to the patient.
There are many reasons, but most importantly 3D PrintAbility reduces the time it takes to produce high-quality, custom-fitting devices from about 5 days to 1.5 days.
That means more children and youth can have access to the devices they need to help them walk.
Our custom software that powers 3D PrintAbility. It’s used by clinicians to design and rectify custom 3D models of prosthetics and orthotics.
NiaFit is a custom, integrated, and seamless application that was developed by us to facilitate 3D PrintAbility's workflow.
NiaFit was developed with clinicians in mind using the latest in computer software design, including a parametric workflow.
NiaFit can render complex geometries in real time and can run on almost any operating systems and on virtual reality headsets.
We developed NiaFit after seeing that clinicians would benefit from a single, integrated software application that mirrored the traditional workflow.
NiaFit operates parametrically so that it’s flexible and easy to use. It runs on almost any operating system (e.g., Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, VR), and it’s powerful capabilities can render complex geometries on computer screens in real time.
A cloud-based platform that allows clinicians around the world to connect, learn, and share information about 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics.
NiaNet offers a user directory so clinicians and researchers across the world can establish links and connect.
NiaNet provides a platform where users can upload files, share expertise, test new ideas, and develop solutions together.
By bringing together technical and clinical experts in a new way, NiaNet helps drive innovation.
We know that clinicians hold a wealth of knowledge.
NiaNet is the first platform of its kind that enables clinicians to easily share this knowledge. It also provides a space for clinicians to collaborate on the design of 3D models.
The platform provides a place for the secure sharing of data and access to learning activities and accreditation materials for up-skilling. It also builds community through forums.
Later this year, we will be introducing 3D PrintAbility, including NiaFit and NiaNet to a group of qualifying orthopaedic clinics and workshops as part of our Early Adopter Program.