Thursday, January 29, 2015

3D Printing A Glucometer Case

For one family affected by type one diabetes, a glucose monitor was posing an unusual problem: The monitor connected to a cell phone, allowing the phone to communicate glucose levels to a remote device. However, the monitor cord fell out of the cell phone during things like sports practice. 3D printing offered a unique solution. A cell phone case, designed to hold the cord in place. Whenever the phone is upgraded, the case can be reprinted to reflect the new dimensions.

Even if the case is broken, it can easily be reprinted. However, for the young patient, one of the most exciting aspects of the new case is a different aspect of the customizability. The current case is orange, his favorite colour.

- Jane (8th grade)

1 comment:

  1. This is a pretty impressive type of customize cellphone holder for diabetic individuals. 3D Printer is one of the most easiest way to produces customizes items, like action figures and other things that could be possibly print in 3D.