German prosthetics giant Ottobock has struck a deal with a 3D scanning company which will help it to develop its healthcare and mobility products.
Creaform, a specialist in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, was chosen for the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) agreement by the prosthetics firm.
The Creaform HCP 3D scanner will become an important part of Ottobock’s “3D-Design” system in its patient-care centres as a digital image capture system that will bring faster and more accurate results.
“Creaform’s technology fits perfectly in Ottobock’s patient care center model. The combination of Creaform’s innovative 3D scanning solutions with Ottobock’s high-quality and technologically outstanding medical technology products and services for orthotics and prosthetics are expected to contribute significantly to restoring mobility to people with disabilities,” commented Fabian Thön, Ottobock’s product manager for CAD CAM products.
Meanwhile, Peter Warburton, business development manager at Creaform, said: “Ottobock took the time to thoroughly test and benchmark our HCP scanner against the other scanners in the market, and chose the HCP as the best technology to go forward with their solution.”
As of October 2017, Creaform’s HCP scanner, branded as the Ottobock “3D-Design Scanner,” will be showcased in Ottobock’s permanent exhibition showroom, located at its headquarters in Duderstadt, Germany.