We are very happy to announce that Atropos, +LAB's research project, has been awarded as top three projects worldwide by James Dyson and the JDA Foundation.
From James Dyson Foundation website:
The international James Dyson Award runners up are Atropos and Twistlight. Atropos is a 6-axis 3D printing robotic arm that uses continuous fiber composites material, to produce high-performance objects. The designers, Gabriele Natale and Michele Tonizzo, hope to tackle the amount of waste produced by current high performance 3D printing tools. Twistlight, designed by Tina Zimmer, uses LED lights to make veins appear highly contrasted within their surrounding dermal tissue. The light can be used to easily insert needles and catheters into a patient’s skin. Despite being the most common medical procedure, 33% of first vein puncture attempts fail. Multiple discarded attempts cause patient pain and waste medical materials.