3D Imaging for Medical Purposes

Introduction: 3D Imaging for Medical Purposes

The human body is a complex object and explaining medical interventions to others therefor may be quite hard with 2D images. This is why 3D imaging becomes more popular and the quest to cheap and easy machines becomes more important.

For the TfCD course of the faculty Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft, we (Kees Broekmeulen & Charlotte Kemp) prototyped a fast devices with matching images to illustrate the insertion of a knee implant. In the following steps is explained how this hologram device is made.

Step 1: Collect Everything You Need

These supplies are:

- Transparant PET
- Paper
- Fineliner
- Stanley knife
- Ruler
- Hot glue
- Smartphone

Step 2: Making the Template

In the picture, the sizes are indicated. These sizes could be used on laptop, tablet or smartphone. Draw the template on the paper and cut it out with a stanley knife.

Step 3: Templating

Draw the template four times on the transparant PET with matching sides.

Step 4: Cut and Fold

Cut the lines and fold it the right way as being seen in the picture.

Step 5: Glue Parts Together

Glue the parts together with hot glue. Do not forget to use as less glue as possible.

Step 6: Put the Item on a Screen and See the Hologram

This could be on a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Now you are done and it is ready to use!

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