Unreasonable Impact | Putting Empathy Back in Healthcare with 3D Printing: Q&A with Andiamo

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Unreasonable Impact | Putting Empathy Back in Healthcare with 3D Printing: Q&A with Andiamo

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:25am

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Blog

In 2003, Naveed and Samiya Parvez gave birth to their son, Diamo. Medical negligence during birth led to cerebral palsy and severe developmental delay for Diamo, who required help with the most basic of functions, from sitting to eating. He wore several orthotics and braces to aid these daily functions.

However, it took series upon series of doctors appointments before the orthotics ever fit properly. Doctors would take measurements, send them off, and several months later, Diamo would receive the orthotics and braces he desperately needed. As a growing child, though, these products were destined to fail him. Naveed and Sam constantly questioned themselves: make it work, or go through the whole process again?

Tragically, Diamo passed away in March 2012. After their experience, Naveed and Sam were determined to figure out how to help other families avoid undergoing a similarly frustrating process. Using 3D scanning and printing, Andiamo delivers orthotics for children in a more human-centered approach to healthcare – in a matter of days.

We visited Sam and Naveed at their office in London to learn more about how they met, how they started this company with zero technical experience, and what kind of world they want to see through their work.

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Keywords: 3d printing | Health & Healthcare | Andiamo | Barclays | Chronic Illness | Disease Awareness | Healthcare Innovation | Improving Healthcare Access | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure | Innovation & Technology | Social Innovation

CAMPAIGN: Entrepreneurs

CONTENT: Blog