KUPPD: Better breast forms
This project is investigating the use of 3D body scanning and 3D printing techniques to develop perfectly fitting breast prostheses.
3d scanning allows researchers to build a virtual 3D model of the area captured. The model can then be used to create perfectly fitting 3D breast forms that replicate either the shape of the remaining breast or the desired bust shape.
Results from this project will be used to develop further research where designs and prototypes will be created for wearer feedback.
It is being carried out by KUPPD in collaboration with researchers at the Manchester Fashion Institute (part of Manchester Metropolitan University) and partly funded by Health Innovation Manchester.