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Vivio / 3-D printing of skin cells


The visionary project "Vivio" is a medical product conception, which is focused on the treatment of disorders and damages of the skin. The innovative technique of cell printing is a significant step into the future and allows the treated patients an almost normal life without restrictions. By using the patient's own healthy cells, reactions of rejection and scarring also as major surgical procedure can be prevented. The concept of skin printing makes use of the new so-called bio printing technology. Through the design process care was taken to contain the complex technology functionally and
ergonomically in a restrained and clear shape.


Hochschule für Gestaltung

Hochschule für Gestaltung
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Isabella Zidek,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd