The annual presentation of the Computable Award, at the Utrecht Jaarbeurs, is known as the event where the most prestigious Dutch IT prizes of the year are awarded.
Lars Brouwers, surgical resident in training, theme Reconstructive and regenerative medicine, won the award for best IT project in healthcare with his project; “3D printing in healthcare”. His team set up a medical non-profit low-budget 3D printing lab in the Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital.
Furthermore he is investigating the added value of 3D printing in complex fractures as part of his PhD project led by Michael Edwards, trauma surgeon and head of the trauma surgery department. Together with Thomas Maal, coordinator of the Radboudumc 3D lab, they also set up a 3D printing lab in the Masanga hospital in Sierra Leone were they print custom made prosthesis for disabled people, anatomical models for students and spare materials for the hospital. The Computable award was awarded because of their work and research in the Netherlands as well as Sierra Leone.
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