IC8 Half Day Afternoon: Hands-On With 3D Design and Printing for Assistive Technology: Learn From 4 Expert Users in The Field

Tuesday, June 27, 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Member: Early Bird $215
Non-Member: Early Bird $285
Student: Early Bird $210
Primary Subject Area: NEW
Content Level: TBD
This instructional course provides a hands-on introduction to 3D design & printing with examples from AT for ADLs, seating, toys and prosthetics. Low cost options for design software, 3D scanning and 3D printing will be discussed and  a large hands-on period will allow trialing of this technology. Attendees will be able to describe how 3D printing works, list use cases in ADL tech, seating, adaptive toys & prosthetics, justifications for using 3D printing and low cost ways to access 3D design & printing.


Parish, 3rd Floor

How to Register

This course is being offered during the pre-conference session of RESNA 2017. A separate fee is required for all pre-conference sessions. To register, click on the "Registration" and choose one of the following options:
  • Full Conference with Pre-Conference Option - if you wish to register for this course as well as the full, three-day conference
  • Canadian Two-Day (Wed. and Thurs.) with Pre-Conference Option - if you wish to register for this course and are approved for this special, two-day conference
  • One-Day Conference (Wed., Thurs., or Fri.) with Pre-Conference Option - if you wish to register for this course as well as one day of the conference
  • Pre-Conference Only - if you wish to only register for this course
Please note that this course may be cancelled if registration numbers are low.
Registration Deadline : Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Learning Outcomes: 

Emerging Technology: Emerging technologies are new technologies and innovations with the potential to improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities. This is primarily for new technology not yet on the market or a new application of technology.

  1. Participants will be able to describe the basic concept of how 3D printing works.
  2. Participants will be able to list 2 examples of 3D printed assistive technology devices.
  3. Participants will be able to identify justifications for using 3D printing as part of clinic services.
  4. Participants will be able to identify 2 low cost examples of how to access 3D printing technologies.
  5. Participants will understand 2 best practice guidelines for mechanical design in a clinical setting.
  6. Participants will learn of key characteristics between materials: ABS, PLA, TPE, Carbon Fiber, etc.

Course Sections: 
  1. Overview of design software and 3DP
  2. Applications for ADLs
  3. Applications in seating & mobility
  4. Applications in adaptive games & prosthetics
  5. Break
  6. Design Software & Scanning Hands-On
  7. 3D Printer Hands-On
  8. Wrap up & Questions

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Next Session : Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Member Cost: Early Bird $150; Regular Rate $180

Non-Member Cost: Non-Member: Early Bird $200; Regular Rate: $240

CEU's : 0.375 RESNA CEUs