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Creaform Introduces the New Health Care Partner 3D Scanner

April 4, 2013

Specialty technology to be sold through OEM partners

LÉVIS, QC, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Creaform, leader in portable 3D
measurement solutions and 3D Engineering Services, is proud to
introduce the new Health Care Partner 3D Scanner, the only handheld 3D
scanner developed specifically for human body scanning. Based on the
Go!SCAN 3D technology, the HCP 3D Scanner offers high accuracy,
portability and intuitiveness.

Health Care Partner 3D scanner highlights

        --  Scanning sessions are extremely short, which makes for shorter
            consultation times and leads to more patients being treated.

        --  WYSIWYG: 3D surface is generated as you scan, which makes for
            minimal waiting time.

        --  Handheld and lightweight (850 g), it is very easy to use and
            can be operated by technicians without prior experience.

        --  Non contact, non invasive 3D scan process for minimal
            discomfort for the patient.

        --  Slight movements from the patients won't impact measurement

        --  Through our API, you can seamlessly integrate the power of the
            HCP 3D scanner into your health care solution.

“The Health Care Partner 3D scanner has been designed with health care
providers in mind, said François Leclerc, product manager for Health
Care Solutions. The technology it is based on allows the production of
customized and perfectly-fitted devices. 3D files are a lot easier to
send to fabrication centers than plaster casts or other molds, so
turnaround times also get significantly reduced. The HCP 3D scanner
will be a great tool for health care providers from numerous
specialties like orthotics and prosthetics (O&P), pediatrics, plastic &
aesthetics surgery and breast cancer specialists.”

Distribution Strategy
Creaform’s distribution strategy is to sell the Health Care 3D Partner
scanner through key business partners like French Rodin 4D, which offers a complete CAD/CAM system as an answer to professional
issues specific to the orthopedics field unlike other systems coming
from the industrial circuit.

Creaform has OEM agreements with major players like Canada-based TechMed 3D, that provides user-friendly post-treatment interface software mainly
focused on digital measurement of the human body, particularly in O&P,
plastic surgery and tailored personal equipment markets. In partnership
with Rodin 4D, TechMed 3D also offers a complete CAD/CAM system as an answer to
Canadian O&P professionals looking for the ultimate productivity tool.

American WillowWood is an industry leader in O&P that provides traditional prosthetic
products as well as a complete CAD/CAM solution for clinicians. It has
been in a close partnership with Creaform going back to 2006.

The company intends to enter new OEM agreements with major partners
active in specific market niches complementary to those occupied by
Creaform and its current partners.

About Creaform
Creaform develops, manufactures and sells 3D portable measurement
technologies and specializes in 3D engineering services. The company offers innovative solutions such as 3D scanning, reverse
engineering, quality control, NDT, product development and numerical
simulation (FEA/CFD). Its products and services are intended for
industries such as the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, health
care, manufacturing, oil & gas and power generation.

Creaform has developed and sells the Handyscan 3D portable, self-positioning 3D scanners, the HandyPROBE optical portable CMM, the MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanners and the Go!SCAN 3D white light scanner.

The company has offices in Lévis, Montréal, the United States, France,
Germany, China, India and Japan. Its head office and Quebec-based
offices are 9001 : 2008 ISO certified.


Source: PR Newswire