Merel van der Stelt, Msc
PhD candidate at 3D lab Radboud University Medical Centre and the research department of Masanga Hospital
Prosthetist in training at Masanga Hospital
Physiotherapist at Masanga Hospital
Researcher at Masanga Hospital
Dr. Lars Brouwers
Trauma surgeon in training and Chairman of the Foundation 3D printing in developing countries
Prof. dr. Thomas Maal
Head of 3D lab Radboud University Medical Center and member of the Foundation 3D printing in developing countries
Prof. dr. Martin Grobusch
Head of Tropical Medicine Center and research department Masanga Hospital and member of the Foundation 3D printing in developing countries
Dr. Ruud Leijendekkers
Physical therapist and researcher at Radboud University Medical Center
Dr. Irene Fleur Kramer
Treasurer and member of the Foundation 3D printing in developing countries
Last year we set up the Foundation 3D printing in developing countries. Merel van der Stelt, Dr. Lars Brouwers, Prof. Dr. Thomas J.J. Maal, dr. Irene Fleur Kramer and Prof. Dr. Martin P. Grobusch are board members of the Foundation. Merel van der Stelt is PhD candidate on this project. Together with our research group of Technical Medicine, Industrial design, Mechanical engineering, and Biomedical engineering students from the University of Twente, TU Delft, and Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, we are conducting research at the 3D lab Radboudumc to improve the leg and arm prostheses.
The foundation collaborates closely with the department of rehabilitation, the orthopedic research lab, the 3D Lab of the Radboudumc and several Dutch prosthetic companies to conduct research and education.
Furthermore, there is a close collaboration with the national rehabilitation programme of the ministry of health in Sierra Leone for setting up this project and doing training courses.