Use of Emerging 3D Printing and Modeling Technologies in the Health Domain

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence

Autores
  • Ávila, Carolina
  • López, Gustavo
  • Marín, Gabriela
  • Salazar, Lisbeth
  • Miranda, Zaray
  • González, Jessica
  • Brenes, Brian
  • García, Carmelo R.
  • Caballero-Gil, Pino
  • Burmester, Mike
  • Quesada-Arencibia, Alexis

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Bryam Brenes Solano
Gabriela Marín Raventós
Lisbeth Salazar Sánchez
Zaray Miranda Chacón
Jessica González Fernández
Gustavo López Herrera

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Evaluación de la viabilidad de la producción de modelos anatómicos utilizando tecnologías emergentes 3D

Palabras claves
  • 3D printing
  • 3D technologies medical applications
  • Health education
  • Health training
Resumen

Three-Dimensional (3D) technologies emerged from the technological advances in manufacturing required to produce physical versions of digital models. The most attractive feature of 3D technologies is that virtual models are easy to mold, and custom-made items can be physically produced. Health domains are areas in which 3D technologies have been applied, and several studies have been conducted assessing the usefulness of such technologies in those domains. In this paper we present the results of a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) on the applications of 3D technologies in the health domain. Discussion from the revision of 33 papers is presented. The main finding of this SLR is that none of the available research papers are focused on computer science related areas (i.e., all papers are published by doctors or researchers in Medicine). Moreover, all the included papers were published in journals specialized in Medicine. Therefore, they do not delve in the computational conclusions of the studies. In this article, we identified significant research gaps (from the computational perspective), as well as new ideas are being proposed on the future of 3D technologies in health.

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Use of Emerging 3D Printing and Modeling Technologies in the Health Domain