3D Printing in Podiatric Medicine

3D Printing in Podiatric Medicine

1st Edition - November 15, 2022

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  • Editors: Kamalpreet Sandhu, Sunpreet Singh, Chander Prakash, Karupppasamy Subburaj, Seeram Ramakrishna
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919111
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323985185

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3D Printing in Podiatric Medicine compiles an interdisciplinary range of scientific literature, laboratory developments, industrial implications and futuristic avenues in this field. The book provides recent developments and research breakthroughs in 3D printing in podiatric medicine, such as functionalized feedstock systems, smart products, process characteristics, modeling and optimization of printed systems and products, and industrial applications. It covers best practices for 3D printing methods to capture, document and validate challenges at the early stage of the design process.  The book's content then goes into mitigating design strategies to address these challenges without compromising the cost, safety and quality of the device. This book supports new and emerging specializations and provides a comprehensive collection of technical notes, research designs, design methods and processes and case studies.

Key Features

  • Includes coverage of the biomechanical behavior of feet, injuries and injury prevention using 3D printed customized orthosis
  • Uses an amalgamation of CAD/CAM, reverse engineering and artificial intelligence with 3D printing in podiatric medicine
  • Investigates plantar pressure using gait measurement technologies


Academic and industrial professionals working in Biomedical engineering, Biomechanics, MedTech Industry Experts, Product Design and Development, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Metallurgist, Pharmaceutical, Additive manufacturing expert, physiotherapist, Ergonomist. Graduate and Doctoral students in these fields; Safety Engineers and Healthcare Workers; Regulatory Consultants; Device Design and Testing Consultants; Clinicians, Doctors, and Surgeons; Design Engineers from Healthcare industry; Quality and Process Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to 3D printing in Biomechanics
    2. Advancement in 3D printing material and its properties for Podiatric Medicine
    3. 3D printed accessories for Podiatric Medicine
    4. Amalgamation of Reverse Engineering, CAD/CAM and Artificial Intelligence with 3D printing in Podiatric Medicine
    5. Clinical reports to evaluate the 3D printed
    6. Designing of templates and guides for foot surgery
    7. Ergonomics factors- Physical, Cognitive and organizational in Podiatric Medicine
    8. Social and Commercial trends of 3D printed orthosis
    9. Ongoing challenges and Future recommendations in Podiatric Medicine.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 244
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323919111
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323985185

About the Editors

Kamalpreet Sandhu

Kamalpreet Sandhu, MEng. is an Assistant Professor in the Product and Industrial Design Department at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab. His primary focus is on design and development of footwear products and injury prevention. He has worked on projects in Podiatric Medicine at the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, DRDO, Delhi i.e., Designed and developed new kind of orthosis for social needs. This work resulted in the publication “Effect of Shod Walking on Plantar Pressure with Varying Insole”. His areas of research are 3D printing, Ergonomics and Human Gait Analysis. He is also an Editor of Books, SPRINGER NATURE “Emerging Application of 3D printing during Covid19 pandemic, Sustainability for 3D Printing, Application of 3D printing in Biomedical Engineering and Food Printing: 3D printing in Food sector. He also acts as an Editorial Review board member for the “International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI) and the Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal (ASTESJ). He is working in collaboration with Prof. Karupppasamy Subburaj, Medical Engineering and Design (MED) laboratory, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Product and Industrial Design, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Sunpreet Singh

Sunpreet Singh
Sunpreet Singh, PhD is currently associated with National University of Singapore, Singapore as Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering department. He has gained enormous research expertise while working as Senior Research Fellow in government sponsored projects and published about 200 articles in reputed Journals, Conferences, and Book Chapters. One of his publications with Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier) is listed as the most downloaded paper from in the period of 2017 to 2019. He has also served as reviewer for many journals, within his interest area, of Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, ACS, and Inderscience. He has edited about 10 books, whereas many are current on-going on different subjects. Recent, he has authored one book on Additive Manufacturing for undergraduate students.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering,National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

Chander Prakash

Chander Prakash is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India. His area of research is biomaterials, rapid prototyping & 3-D printing, advanced manufacturing, modelling, simulation, and optimization. He has more than 11 years of teaching experience and 6 years research experience. He has contributed extensively to the world in the Titanium and Magnesium based implant academic literature.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India

Karupppasamy Subburaj

Karupppasamy Subburaj, PhD. is an Assistant Professor and the lead for the Healthcare Engineering and Design track in the Engineering Product Development (EPD) Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) since 2014. He leads the Medical Engineering and Design (MED) laboratory, an interdisciplinary research group specializing in design and development of medical devices, medical imaging and image analysis methods, and computing tools for diagnosing, treating, and potentially preventing musculoskeletal disorders and disabilities. Recognizing that collaborative bridges between different disciplines are the key to advancement in research, he brings basic scientists, clinical researchers, design engineers, and physicians together to conduct clinically relevant research and translate it to patient care. He is also passionate about design education and teaching and received the SUTD Outstanding Education Award: Excellence in Teaching (2019) for his contributions. His research resulted in 4 patents, 2 books, 50 peer-reviewed technical articles in highly referred international journals, and 80 international conference articles and presentations. Subburaj received his doctorate (2019) from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and postdoctoral (2010-2014) research training in Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research laboratory in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Engineering Product Development (EPD), Singapore University of Technology and Design, (SUTD), Singapore

Seeram Ramakrishna

Seeram Ramakrishna is the Director of the Center for Nanofibres and Nanotechnology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which is ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. He is regarded as the modern father of electrospinning. He is an elected Fellow of UK Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng); Singapore Academy of Engineering; Indian National Academy of Engineering; and ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Societies of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE); Institution of Engineers Singapore; ISTE, India; Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK; and American Association of the Advancement of Science; ASM International; American Society for Mechanical Engineers; American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering, USA. He is an editor of Elsevier journal Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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