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3M True Def Scanner / Dental 3D scanner

3M True Def Scanner
3M True Def Scanner

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

In much the same way as digital cameras disrupted film; the 3M Mobile True Definition Scanner replaces a traditional chemical dental mold with the markets smallest and most accurate 3D camera – sending data, securely over the Internet, to a Cloud Web portal. Unlike many other dental technologies, this product emphasized purposeful design. This has resulted in a new-to-world mobile form factor that clearly communicates its intent as a device you want to hold which captures information you want to share. Beyond being more accurate than analog methods, it can become the centerpiece in a dialog between clinician and patient about oral wellness.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Innovation / Autonomy, Usability / Ergonomics

  • TARGET GROUPS Trade / Industry

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months


Client / Manufacturer

3M Japan Limited

Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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Seoul, South Korea