Fox21 News, a television news channel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, came down to Pueblo, to interview Diana. She takes the viewers through a tour of the ActivArmor™ product and process, including the clinical procedures for creating the highly accurate, 3D body image, of the patient’s arm and hand.
The Colorado Springs, CO, TV Fox news affiliate, Fox21 News, made a trip down to Pueblo, to interview the Founder and President, of ActivArmor, in early September. (ActivArmor makes the first custom, 3D printed cast/splint that is commercially available in the US. It is breathable, waterproof, and hygienic, and covered by insurance.)
Diana spent time showing this the product and process. Fox21 asked her about how she came to enter this field, and create these waterproof, 3D printed casts. She talked about her experience running a mentor program for kids in poverty, and how some came in with broken bones.
“They’d often come in with these filthy casts, they couldn’t even wash their hands to have a snack. They would have skin irritation, they’d get dirt, sticks, anything was tuck down there. They’d be scratching down there with coat hangers. I thought ‘this is so archaic!’ We’ve been doing the same thing, splinting and casting for so many years. I knew the technology was there to provide a better alternative.”
Fox21 visited one of the facilities in Pueblo that is offering ActivArmor. The staff there demonstrated the 3D image scanning process, showing how easy it is for doctors to offer this revolutionary immobilization technology.
One of the clinic’s patients, Stacy Trujillo, showed off her ActivArmor. She has used traditional splints in the past, but now uses ActivArmor.
“I’ve had rashes with all the other ones, I’ve had to wash the other ones,” said Trujillo.
ActivArmor is ideal for “people who really want to maintain their busy and active lifestyles and still immobilizing or protect their injury,” said Hall.
For more information visit ActivArmor.com.
(Published content on Fox21 News)