The Lattice (Official 3DHEALS Podcast)

Interview with 3DHEALS2020 speaker Nick Dechev, Acting Chairman Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria

April 27, 2020 Nick Dechev/Victoria Hand Project
The Lattice (Official 3DHEALS Podcast)
Interview with 3DHEALS2020 speaker Nick Dechev, Acting Chairman Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
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The Lattice (Official 3DHEALS Podcast)
Interview with 3DHEALS2020 speaker Nick Dechev, Acting Chairman Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria
Apr 27, 2020
Nick Dechev/Victoria Hand Project

In this interview, professor Nick Dechev shared with us the history of Victoria Hand Project,  a nonprofit organization focusing on 3D printed upper limb prosthetics. Nick shared with us the technologies and the people behind it, and how the organization is making an impact in eight developing countries and now moving into underserved communities in the U.S. and Canada with new funding.

Nick Dechev received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2004, and joined the University of Victoria in 2005.  He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and is presently Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program. Dr. Dechev’s research program involves biomedical system design with application areas centered on advanced hand prosthesis and bio-sensor design.  These areas include 3D printing of hand prosthesis, implantable sensor design for the acquisition of bio-signals, and wireless power transfer technology for implantable sensors. These projects aim at developing better methods for the control of advanced hand prosthesis.  He is also the Executive Director of the Victoria Hand Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing hand prostheses to amputees in need in developing countries. Professor Dechev will be a speaker at the #3DHEALS2020 conference focusing on point of care 3D printing with his work with VHP. 


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Show Notes

In this interview, professor Nick Dechev shared with us the history of Victoria Hand Project,  a nonprofit organization focusing on 3D printed upper limb prosthetics. Nick shared with us the technologies and the people behind it, and how the organization is making an impact in eight developing countries and now moving into underserved communities in the U.S. and Canada with new funding.

Nick Dechev received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2004, and joined the University of Victoria in 2005.  He is currently an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and is presently Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program. Dr. Dechev’s research program involves biomedical system design with application areas centered on advanced hand prosthesis and bio-sensor design.  These areas include 3D printing of hand prosthesis, implantable sensor design for the acquisition of bio-signals, and wireless power transfer technology for implantable sensors. These projects aim at developing better methods for the control of advanced hand prosthesis.  He is also the Executive Director of the Victoria Hand Project, a non-profit dedicated to providing hand prostheses to amputees in need in developing countries. Professor Dechev will be a speaker at the #3DHEALS2020 conference focusing on point of care 3D printing with his work with VHP. 


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