Paralympian champions are the best living proof. Like Utrecht snowboarder Bibian Mentel or the German Denise Schindler. Their prostheses did not prevent them from achieving outstanding performances. People can still function extremely well after an amputation thanks to modern technology. Especially if the prosthesis is made to measure using digital techniques and then made with a 3D printer. Manuel Opitz spoke about how this works and what barriers had to be overcome in what has traditionally been a time-honored and artisanal world for the makers of orthopedic aids. He founded the start-up Mecuris GmbH in Munich together with Wolf-Peter Werner and Jannis Breuninger.
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