Taika3D has developed a 3D design automation platform for manufacturers and distributors of orthotics and prosthetics. Said platform uses 3D scanning and intelligent machine vision to capture pictures and create 3D models in seconds, creating custom designs in a fast and consistent manner. As a result, the orthotics and prosthetics industry is able to increase their production and customer satisfaction.
Select partners: SOLO Laboratories, Anodyne, Super Motorica, Firefly, KLM Orthotic Labs, Supportec Lean Services.
Select investors Butterfly Ventures, Nina Capital, Hippocras
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- Solving a problem: There is a growing demand for custom O&P devices, with design time becoming a barrier to supplying custom devices and scaling up the production. Taika3D offers a design automation system that enables mass-production of custom-fitted, individually designed O&P devices.
- Easy to operate: The solution involves using a small device (Structure Sensor) attached to an iPad to scan the necessary data for O&P manufacturers.
- Benefits: Taika3d's solution reduces design time by 95%+ as well as errors and returns. It also enables the creation of a scalable production system while providing consistent designs for complex challenges. Finally, it's made to be integrated with existing milling and carving processes.
- Already in use: Taika3d's technology and software are already enabling the design of 1000s of custom designs every week for users in Europe and North America.
At SOLO, fully custom orthotics are at the heart of our business. Instead of using off the shelf software that makes our orthotics like every other lab, Taika3D wrote software to our specifications that captures the SOLO way of manufacturing. The system automates much of the process, but leaves the fully custom human element intact. Rather than spread our software needs across multiple companies, Taika3D has become our one stop shop. R&D, the scanning app, orthotic correction software and manufacturing software are developed together creating an end to end solution.
— SOLO Laboratories
Last update: August 17, 2022
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