July 8th, 2013
3-D printer produces device to help baby breathe
When 18-month-old Kaiba Gionfriddo was born, his family learned that his trachea was flattened, making it impossible to breathe. Engineers used a 3-D printer to make a revolutionary custom splint that holds his windpipe open, enabling him to take his first full breath. NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.