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3D scanning, in service of our health: The versatility of the COMET in different areas of intervention

A young Portuguese doctor tries to build an articulation disc replacement, which may ultimately help patients with anomalies in the jawbone, with the collaboration of the Hospital of Santa Maria, doctors of Badajoz Hospital and the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.

The dysfunction in the articulation difficult routine movements like eating, laughing or yawning. To do this, he bought nine sheep, because they have the jawbone similar to ours, to make the experience of replacing the natural disc, being the process accompanied by veterinarians. The disc is generated at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria and they need to create virtually the natural anatomy of the disc.

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