KOICA and KAAJ Organize a Workshop on the technology of 3D Printed Prostheses at the King Abdullah University Hospital
On July 11, 2018, the Korea International Cooperation Agency and the KOICA Alumni Association of Jordan in cooperation with the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) held a workshop to introduce the technology of manufacturing 3D printed prostheses at the King Abdullah University Hospital.
Approximately 150 biomedical, engineering and rehabilitation science students and faculty members from JUST attended the event.
The workshop was conducted in order to share the technology of KOICA supported project; 'Disseminating low-cost, Light weight, 3D printed, fully functional prostheses for Disadvantaged Persons in Jordan', which is being implemented by Mand.ro Company (Korean tech company) for the period of two years in aims of providing free of charge artificial limbs for upper limb amputees in Jordan.
Mr. Yi Sang-Ho, the CEO of Mand.ro Company elaborated on the method of manufacturing the prostheses which replace the overpriced artificial limbs. He screened case videos of beneficiaries and briefed about the printing and assembly process for the prostheses.
The event included a donation for a 3D printer by KAAJ to the King Abdullah University Hospital to enable the students in utilizing the 3D technology in manufacturing prostheses and other biomedical equipment as well.
This event represented a meaningful opportunity for JUST, King Abdullah University Hospital and KOICA Jordan Office to discuss possible means of cooperation.