|The Future of Medicine Through Bioengineering - Ayden Jacob|
Plagiocephaly, or “flat head syndrome”, occurs when one of the growth plates of the skull fuses prematurely, leading to a flattened forehead, a bulge in the opposite forehead and an overall asymmetry in the skull. Physicians used a 3D printed model of the patient to prep for this complex surgery. Furthermore, the constructed images of the patient were sent to colleagues at various clinics, enabling doctors to work together on a patient that was geographically distanced from them. The future implications of telemedicine are endless.