Pioneering Cooperative Initiatives
The mission of 3D PARS is clearly demonstrated by its wide expanse of initiative projects. Through bringing together groups of experts from different fields, problems can be solved and research can be advanced in unimaginable ways. Below is a list of 3D PARS' current initiative partnerships. 3D PARS is proud to support these exciting projects.
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3D PARS - Initiatives
- Facility Initiative
The Facility Initiative was formed to create a state-of-the-art venue to house commercially available and emerging technologies comprised of 3D & 4D printers, robotics & automation and high technology capabilities for innovation, education, training, and practicing on earth as well as in the micro gravity environment at the International Space Station (ISS). The goal of this facility is to equip a single location with a wide expanse of commercially available 3D printers (capabilities ranging from macro to micro to nano to bio), and robotic platforms resulting in the establishment of a new hub for pioneering ideas. From proof of concept of developing commercially viable products to developing personalized biomedical tissue, this space would move ideas from R&D to T&E to actual application and eventual use, with the focus on meeting actual felt needs, instead of just dreaming up technology.
3D PARS ISS Facility
The initiative is to implement the "3D PARS Scale to Fit Flexible 3D Printing and Advanced Robotics mini-Facility for on-Demand Instrument, BioChip and Tissue Fabrication and Modification". The mini facility is expected to be implemented at the International Space Station (ISS). The facility would allow the centralized 3D Printing and Advanced Robotic capabilities to fabricate or modify any instrument or living tissue on demand. The initial key individual technological components are commercially available at TRL 9. The envisioned combined technology is at TRL 1-3. Combining technologies for scale to fit and deploying them to microgravity environment requires top of the line designers, scientists, and engineers, and therefore, those efforts are pursued by establishing partnerships and collaborations with experts worldwide. Although, the initial technological capability components are selected by evaluating commercially available technologies, the subsequent and long term goals are accomplished by merging technological capabilities that are ready for licensing from federal and academic labs. The combined technological facility will catapult 3D Printing and Advanced Robotics to the next level. In addition, the facility would provide a venue for education, training and practicing purposes for next generation individuals interested in space exploration and microgravity research and development at the ISS.
- Dev Neuro Initiative
(Personalized, Preventative Pediatric Health Monitoring)
The Dev Neuro Initiative was created to develop a high-tech software platform that interfaces wearable or mountable technologies with a home based robotic health information monitoring device to help parents better monitor new born and pediatric growth. Continuous monitoring would be used to analyze a child’s ability to learn various sounds, visual cues, developing language abilities, and to track cognitive development. This ability for parents and physicians to track growth on a consistent basis would allow for earlier and more accurate identification of potential pediatric developmental concerns. The work will involve using existing commercially available technological capabilities and/or technological capabilities that are ready for licensing from federal, academic and industry labs, which have not yet been applied for medical analysis, biometrics, and medical information based national security efforts. The technological capabilities will be evaluated and then selected for their potential and their ability for being adapted for Dev Neuro Initiative deployment.
- Medi[Bot] Initiative
The Medi[Bot] Initiative aims to develop a kid friendly medical robot companion that encourages and tracks healthy physical and mental development. This powerful device would combine the benefits of popular health tracking programs with learning and development apps in one interactive robotic care provider.
- Global Health NanoSensor Initiative
The Global Health NanoSensor Initiative seeks to advance the field of exponential technology by developing a hand-held diagnostic technology platform that could be used anywhere to collect health data. This innovative project would expand health technology access to every corner of the globe - from under resourced rural areas to soldiers serving in remote terrain.
- Metallic Nano Material 3D Printing Initiative
The Metallic Nano Material 3D Printing Initiative aims to develop innovative methods for fabricating 3D printed metallic structures, which could be used to advance the design and fabrication of building blocks relevant to medical and energy applications. The initiative is focused on developing innovative metallic inks and the utilizing of the inks in fabrication processes that would not only have high commercial market value, but also could be utilized by organizations as large as NASA for mission completion or as small as independent CAD/CAM companies for advancing capabilities.
- SR3DPM Initiative
(Sustainable Recyclable 3D Printing Materials)
SR3DP Initiative aims to RDT&E innovative 3D printable materials that are bio and environment friendly. The goals are to replace many existing 3D printing materials that produce hazardous byproducts and pollute the environment when disposed, to develop innovative 3DP materials with optimized recyclability and up-cyclability, bio and environment friendly when disposed with minimized hazardous by-products when decomposing at baseline environmental conditions.
- Bio Inspired 3D Printed Soft Robotic (3DPSR) Clothing and Accessories for Health and Wellness Initiative
3D PARS Bio Inspired 3DPSR Clothing and Accessory Line (including gender fluidic options) for Health and Wellness monitoring is an initiative that would combine next generation customized medical devices and tissue engineering technologies with 3DPAR. The initiative is geared towards establishing clothing and accessories embedded with sensors that can be used as wearables or interfaced with living tissues. The initiative will elevate the home based health information and regenerative medicine to the next level.
- Unmanned/Autonomous Technologies For Ocean Protection and Production Initiative
The objective is to develop unmanned/autonomous technologies for aiding ocean protection and production. The technologies will be developed, tested and evaluated in collaboration with multiple partners by bringing together groups of experts from different fields. The work will involve using existing commercially available technological capabilities or technological capabilities that are ready for licensing from federal, academic and industry labs, which have not yet been applied for ocean protection and production. The technologies of interest may already be used in space commerce and space exploration applications or in military operations. The technological capabilities will be evaluated and then selected for their potential and their ability for being adapted for ocean protection and production. The technological capabilities will be translated by designing and engineering prototypes, testing, and evaluation of the technology prototypes. The engineering of prototypes may be from sustainable material and will involve using 3D printing and advanced robotics capabilities that are being used in manufacturing. The testing and evaluation of prototypes will be conducted that include the evaluation of the technological ability to monitor and sustain ocean production and on the ability to maintain ocean protection that may involve in bioremediation and other innovative mechanisms of ocean pollution removal. Implementing this commitment would mean that we will not only be able to support the blue economy, but also support education and training of the next generation on innovative technologies to protect our ocean. Find out more information at https://oceanconference.un.org/commitments/?id=23654
- 3D PARS SMART CLOUD Initiative
The 3D PARS SMART CLOUD is established with the mind set to provide a secured, hybrid cloud storage and on-demand computing capabilities for real time health information analyzing and personalized decision making for improved health and wellness outcomes. The 3D PARS SMART CLOUD is to be interfaced with the home based personalized health information hub, Medi[Bot], and personalized health information gathering devices with advanced telecommunication capabilities. The 3D PARS SMART CLOUD has a proprietary design and is implemented by integrating a combination of next generation compatible and commercially available hardware and software technologies that would naturally evolve with advancements made in high technology field. The 3D PARS SMART CLOUD would not require extensive migration efforts when high technologies are advancing and will maintain smooth transitions as high technologies are evolving.
- 3D PARS - WholeSTEM Edu Initiative
The goal of 3D PARS - WholeSTEM Edu Initiative is to provide students the opportunity to be involved in entrepreneurship and real life work-learning experiences, develop and support existing apprenticeship type learning programs to fill unmet mid level job market needs, introduce advanced concepts of emerging technologies and their uses at a level that students can understand by relating those advanced concept to students’ real life. The concepts are introduced by developing innovative curriculums, teaching and learning tools with the use of emerging technology capabilities such as AI, Deep/Machine Learning, Cognitive Algorithms, AR, VR, and MR. The development work is launched by establishing partnerships with world class developers and establishing concurrent RDT&E programs pertaining to the core concepts that are being investigated. In addition, 3D PARS - Edu is establishing WholeSTEM by supplementing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and training with Arts & Design, and promoting the emerging STE(A)M field.
- 3D PARS - VIPR Initiative
3D PARS VIPR initiative leverages on going efforts of bringing socially responsible health & medical and education & training innovations with superior capabilities to the next level by translating them to rebuild Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico infrastructure. The initiative is taking off with 3D PARS’ already existing expertise and capabilities on board and customizing them to support on going infrastructure rebuilding efforts in Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The infrastructure is rebuilt with the mindset that it would operate and function in austere environments and ensuring that the capabilities will withstand extreme hazardous environmental conditions such as tropical storms and hurricanes so that re-building efforts need not be repeated multiple times. To do this, the initiative evaluates already existing federally and academically owned technologies (ready for licensing) that are being developed for space commerce and military operations as well as commercially available technologies. The selected technologies will be delivered to the hands and homes of residents in Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico for taking off their lives to have high standards of living. The initiative would provide optimized living conditions and turn around the slow growth and underperformance that has been seen over the past years in Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.