Throughout his undergraduate and PhD study, Dean uses various 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machines for rapid prototyping and bespoke product design. The 3D printing machines he uses including fused deposition modelling (FDM), fused filament fabrication (FFF), stereolithography (SLA), and photopolymer etc. He also uses various 3D scanner tools for numerous reverse engineering works.
These are preliminary models of hearing aid + accelerometer. It has been 3D modelled and 3D printed by Dean. This project is a research collaboration between Digital Interaction Group@Culture Lab, Newcastle University together with Royal Victoria Infirmary of Newcastle. These devices intentionally developed to guide and monitor a patient with down syndrome. As Dean couldn't have direct access to the patient, he relies on Dr Alex Lehn to gather the feedback from the patient for design improvement.