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Reconstructive Body Funerals

The Longhua Funeral Parlor Uses 3D-Printing to Rebuild Lost Limbs

— April 14, 2016 — Tech
The Longhua Funeral Parlor located in Shanghai is able to offer reconstructive surgery postpartum using 3D-printing technology to rebuild lost limbs or facial features that have been damaged. The service aims to recreate the body so that it looks its most natural state upon burial.

The 3D-printing reconstruction services provides comfort to those consumers seeking to have their loved ones buried in their most natural state. The parlor is able to offer the added feature for a free of 10,000 Yuan that helps to repair issues of disfigurement, mutilation or injury from such events as fires or accidents that makeup cannot otherwise conceal.

The nicheness of the 3D-printing burial facial and ligament reconstruction speaks to the growing affordability of the technology.
Trend Themes
1. 3d-printing Reconstruction - The growing affordability of 3D-printing technology presents disruptive innovation opportunities for offering advanced reconstruction services in various industries.
2. Natural-state Burial - The trend towards natural-state burial creates opportunities for funeral parlors to incorporate reconstructive services using 3D-printing technology.
3. Repairing Disfigurement and Injury - Using 3D-printing technology to repair disfigurement and injuries opens up disruptive innovation opportunities in cosmetic surgery, trauma rehabilitation, and medical prosthesis industries.
Industry Implications
1. Funeral Services - The funeral services industry can capitalize on the trend by incorporating 3D-printing reconstruction services to provide natural-state burial options.
2. Cosmetic Surgery - The cosmetic surgery industry can explore the disruptive innovation potential of 3D-printing technology by offering advanced reconstructive procedures for repairing disfigurement or injury.
3. Medical Prosthesis - The medical prosthesis industry can leverage 3D-printing technology to create custom-made prosthetics for patients with disfigurement or limb loss, leading to disruptive innovation in the field.
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