Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Cleft lip treatments to improve by utilising 3D printing

Five students from across different faculties at the University of Indonesia have succeeded in creating a 3D facial synthesis method for the manufacturing of a cleft lip physical simulator to improve the quality of cleft lip treatment.

According to a recent press release, the development of the Cleft Lip Synthesis technology was motivated by the slow progress in medical technology innovation for cleft lip in Indonesia.

Cleft lip ranks as the third birth defect in the country.

Creating a replica of the cleft lip

Cleft Synthesis disrupts the old method of creating a physical replica of the cleft lip.

The project integrates the gyro infrared multifunction sensor and three-dimensional edge-modelling reconstruction method to produce a more accurate cleft lip imaging.

The sensor will record the contours of the baby’s cleft face to obtain 7 anatomical points of the cleft lip including the cavity in the patient’s mouth, without the need for any physical contact.

After which, it will be processed and refined with  edge-modelling  in order to form a 3D model of the cleft lip, which will be ready to print in accordance with the standards of medical personnel.

Hopefully, this technology will boost the planning process of cleft lip surgery and enable medical personnel to practice their surgical skills such as cutting and sewing the cleft lip section without creating risks on the patients.

The development of this kind of medical simulator technology is only available in Canada as of current. This medical simulator technology will be a pioneer in Indonesia.

The technology is currently being tested by the students, together with partners, for the 2019 Student Creativity Program, which is organised by Indonesia’s Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

Certified Distance Training Program

In other news, the University’s Vocational Education Program (UI Vocational) launched the Certified Distance Training Program, which is in collaboration with the Open University (UT).

This Distance Training Program was created to expand the expertise training network with competency certificates.

This program can make an important contribution to improving the quality of human resources in Indonesia, especially in remote areas.

It is a fast way to realise community vocational competence recognition with Competency Certification.

Participants will not be limited by time and place as they are given the liberty to take part in the independent activities. Plus they can even take the competency tests where and when they wish to.

This type of learning is made possible by utilising information technology (IT).

During its launch, the Open University’s Chancellor highlighted the criticality of integrating ICTs in the administration of education in three premises. These are:

  1. Expansion of the reach and distribution of access to higher education
  2. Digital education services, with online learning mode, are expected to provide opportunities for students and lecturers / tutors to interact more openly and freely
  3. Digital technology and online learning services are expected to increase and strengthen student participation and student engagement in the learning process.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.