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Dr. Glass DPM glass.dpm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 04:00:19 CET 2012

It was a combination of various physicians, who collaborated with the two Freesiders.  In a nutshell, the lead author (me) was seeking access and assistance, trying to convert the CT scan data into a useable 3D printed surgical template.  I was in over my head, (as I knew nothing of 3D printing at the time).  Clifford Smith and Larry Trowell offered to help out, and invited me to Freeside to learn more about 3D printing, and troubleshoot a few solutions.  The end result was a genuine collaboration between Medical Researchers and a local Hackerspace.

The folks over at Makerbot were very please to see it work out well, and because we used a Makerbot TOM for our initial prototypes, they wrote a little blog entry about it http://www.makerbot.com/blog/2012/06/12/surgeon-finds-big-savings-with-makerbot-3d-printing/

I have since become a little more involved with Freeside as a member now and continue to work on a few more research related projects at the space.  Many Freesiders dabble in hacking/making in our free time, but most members are in the tech job sector anyhow.  It is tough to argue for university assistance, unless you are tied directly into the academic institution itself.  Grant proposals and such also take a lot of time.  With Freeside, they had a lot of the technology at hand, and were super-eager to share their knowledge and push things forward.  We didn't have to ask for permission or schedule access to university equipment.  We just grabbed a cup of coffee and got to work.

I am, however, pursuing a research fellowship at the University of Arizona (Tucson) in the coming year, after residency is over, and I wanted to link up University resources with the local hacker community and hopefully put together some ideas.  If anyone knows someone from the Arizona Hacking scene, I'd love to be in touch.

The date of publication is in the header of the article itself.  Not all journals follow an annual release cycle, so they use Volume number, Issue number, etc.  This article was published in May 2012.  I'm not quite certain what you mean by "redaction" in this instance...

Nicholas Giovinco
Dr. Glass DPM - Video Podcast
glass.dpm at gmail.com

On 4Dec, 2012, at 6:55 PM, Yves Quemener <quemener.yves at free.fr> wrote:

> Our messages crossed each other...
> It is very interesting! My understanding is in that paper 7 doctors
> collaborated and two of them (Clifford Smith and Larry Trowell) cited
> Freeside Atlanta as their lab, right?
> Can you give us a bit more details? Was that part of their professional
> work or was this done on their hobby-time? Are there any specific
> implications for them or for Freeside Technology Space? Do you think it
> could have been done without the support of "official" universities and
> institutes?
> Sorry for the many question, but this is exciting.
> Yves
> PS : oh and an optional question that is a pet-peeve of mine : why on hell
> do people not consider it important to put the date of publication or
> redaction in their articles?
> On 05/12/12 10:30, Dr. Glass DPM wrote:
>> On the topic of research, yes.
>> (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22366474)
>> Freeside Atlanta is a hackerspace in downtown Atlanta, GA, USA, and we have
>> recently published a peer reviewed manuscript in the "Journal of Foot and
>> Ankle Surgery" using 3D printing for pre-operative planning.   We don't
>> regularly publish peer reviewed publication material, but I would be happy
>> to talk about the publication potential of hackerspace's, etc.  
>> I've attached the article itself if you have any questions.
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/erbhuirhvge2x72/3DP-JFAS.pdf
>> Email me (off list) if you need the document attached directly,
>> Nicholas Giovinco
>> Dr. Glass DPM - Video Podcast
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>> www.drglass.org <http://www.drglass.org>
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>> On 4Dec, 2012, at 6:26 PM, Yves Quemener <quemener.yves at free.fr
>> <mailto:quemener.yves at free.fr>> wrote:
>>> On 05/12/12 10:12, James Carlson wrote:
>>>> This wiki talks more about the formation and operation of a space at a
>>>> detailed tactical level--we approached it from dealing with the common
>>>> questions we get from spaces in the Space Federation, questions like "How
>>>> do I incorporate?" which are of a different character than the Design
>>>> Patterns are meant to accommodate.
>>> The tactical level will be different from country to country. Be sure to
>>> not just assume that your audience lives in the US.
>>> If you are interested, I can provide you with the non-profit statuses that
>>> we used to register two hackerspaces in France (The LOG in Grenoble and the
>>> LOL in Lyon). I'll just have to blank the spaces for the name and addresses.
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