Orlando, FL – January 18, 2022 – Florida-based 3D Manufacturing OEM nScrypt’s research arm, Sciperio, has received US Patent no. 10,926,136, entitled “Health Monitoring with 3D Printed Sensors,” which has four independent claims and 16 dependent claims and covers an electronic therapeutic training device highly personalized to fit the patient in size, shape, and sensor shape and positioning, by 3D printing some or all of the device, circuitry, and sensors according to a 3D model of the patient. Another aspect of the invention is that the device communicates data from its sensors in real time to a video game or to the patient to assist with therapeutic training, and the data may be encrypted. The device may be, for example, a personalized oro-motor device, brace, wrap, bandage, or skin applique. Medication or motion inducers may be printed onto the device, and the device may dispense medication.
The patent also covers the method of performing therapy by measuring the patient so that the therapeutic device can be highly customized to fit the patient by 3D printing at least part of it, and using the data from the device in a video game for therapy training. The training method can also obtain data from a database of patient data, and send data – which may be scrubbed of personally identifiable information — to such a database. The data can also be used to determine if training thresholds are met and to send alerts when such thresholds are met. The data can also be analyzed by comparing patient data to data from other patients, using a data mining process.
The patent also covers a method of tracking and comparing therapeutic training for chewing, bending, or twisting, using data from a personalized 3D printed oro-motor mouthpiece containing an intelligent sensor system and data-mined oro-motor data, physical therapy data, or real-time medication release data.
According to Dr. Ken Church, CEO of nScrypt and Sciperio:
“This patent is an example of the great things 3D manufacturing can do; making complete, mechanically and electrically functioning wireless devices, with minimal labor, that never existed before and that couldn’t exist before because of the limits of traditional manufacturing. With nScrypt 3D manufacturing systems we can now make devices that are highly customized in what they can do and highly personalized to the patient, for highly individualized observation, feedback, training, therapy, or rehabilitation. By making devices that exactly fit the specific area of a patient’s body where therapy is needed, such as inside the mouth, therapists and trainers can use very specific strategic sensing for training and therapy.”
nScrypt and Sciperio patents are available for licensing under mutually favorable terms. On this point, Dr. Church says:
“We want to see printed electronics and 3D manufacturing move forward as an industry, with innovation lifting all boats, without patents getting in the way.”
Orlando, Florida-based nScrypt designs and manufactures award-winning, next-generation, high-precision microdispensing, 3D Manufacturing, and biomanufacturing equipment and solutions for industrial applications, with unmatched accuracy and flexibility. Serving the printed electronics, electronics packaging, solar cell metallization, communications, printed antenna, life science, chemical/pharmaceutical, defense, space, 3D printing, and bioprinting industries, our equipment and solutions are widely used by the military, academic and research institutes, government agencies and national labs, and private companies. The nScrypt BAT Series Bioprinter, which won the 2003 R&D 100 award, launched to the International Space Station in July 2019. www.nScrypt.com.
About Sciperio Inc.
Sciperio challenges the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines, innovating at the interfaces between mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, and biological sciences. This transdisciplinary engineering approach enables Sciperio to jump quickly from innovation to product realization. Through two decades of pioneering work for our manufacturing arm, nScrypt, in areas including bioprinting, 3D manufacturing (aka Direct Digital Manufacturing), and printed RF electronics, we seek to promote technology for the betterment of humankind. www.sciperio.com.