There has been a gradual shift in the approach towards managing the occupational and physical health of patients in last few decades. While the earlier approach was standardized and involves using time tested solutions for all patients, the new era is moving towards customized medicine in which the focus is on an individual and how the solutions can be tailor made for his maximal benefit. Clinicians and therapists worldwide are looking for technological advancements that help them realize their goal to ensure optimal outcomes that are patient specific. 3D patient optimized rehabilitation tools also known as 3D PORT is based on additive manufacturing of customized devices using 3D printers. This review describes the basics of the use of technology and also on the future trends and possible clinical applications of the same.
Bagaria, V. (2015). Technical Note: 3D Printing and Developing Patient Optimized Rehabilitation Tools (Port) - A Technological Leap. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, 02(03). https://doi.org/10.4172/2376-0281.1000175