Hirudi arrives in the health sector with its innovative 3D splints

They are named orthosis, are revolutionizing the world of immobilization after an injury or breakage, and are preparing to dethrone traditional plaster. In addition, they are the latest launch of the Navarrese company Hirudi 3D system, which is also making its way into healthcare. “This is a new product for which we have officially become exclusive distributors and manufacturers in Pays Basque there Navarra“says Hirudi’s technical director, Mikel Irijalba a Capital of Navarre.

The firm collaborates with two other firms, xkelet there Whether Design SL, in this initiative. The designs of its splints help speed up the recovery of the extremities thanks to its Software and 3D technology, combined with processes of artificial intelligence. “We had been working on this type of initiative for some time and found that by combining all these technologies we could significantly speed up the process,” he explains. An idea that, according to Irijalba, was born from the need they detected in various medical centers to improve immobilization and from the potential they found in the 3d technology.

The designs of its splints help speed up the recovery of the extremities thanks to its Software and 3D technology, combined with artificial intelligence processes.

In fact, to create the molds always with more precision there fasterhave included in the process an app that scans damaged body parts: “It’s called face identificationour idea is to be able to teach any doctor, traumatologist, etc., how to use it so that they can scan the hand, the leg or the part of the body that needs to immobilize the patient just with a cellphone“. From there, with the image and the help of the parameters provided by the specialist, a design is generated that in a maximum of fifteen minutes they will receive in Hirudi through a cloud platform. “In this way, we can manufacture the definitive orthoses, called xkast, in 24 hours,” he confirms.

TWO ADDITIONAL PROTOTYPES

But XkastName not the only product that they developed. The company’s partners have also thought of a solution for immobilizing emergency which is done between the first visit to the doctor and until the final orthosis can be used: “We will manufacture and distribute another system called GO”. This is a standardized method of immobilization consisting of different sizes. In the words of Mikel Irijalba, “it’s like a Clipboard which are usually used in these cases. would be the intermediate stage between the injury and the fully fitted piece, which would be placed permanently once the inflammation of the fracture subsides, or when the doctor sees fit”.

“We are going to distribute another system called GO. It consists of a standardized method of immobilization consisting of different sizes. It’s like a tablet.”

In addition to being able to fully personalized, these splints offer great advantages over casts such as breathability, ergonomics or being fully washable and submersible. “This allows that in the event of an injury, you have more comfort. They are also reusable i.e. you can use the same one during the entire healing process. Take it off and put it on very simple because they are made up of two parts that can be separated,” he explains.

Regarding the prices of this innovative immobilization system, the technical director of Hirudi 3D, explains that they will be very similar to those of the rest of the products that can be purchased in an orthopedic.

“We have shaped the project with the help and supervision of the best traumatologists in Spain.”

His new creation will be on the market from octoberand in addition to marketing the finished parts, they also offer the possibility for healthcare professionals to tell their own machinery to design and print your parts. “We shaped the project with the help and supervision of the best traumatologists in Spain. Our customers will be orthopedics, health centers, hospitals, … In short, it is a solution kit. You can buy the parts already made or, depending on the volume of demand, all the technology to be able to design and create them,” he concludes.

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