Around the kitchen table, Paul Linton and Chris Patten talked about the challenges facing healthcare practitioners who prescribe and dispense custom orthotics. Patients looked for high tech assessments and solutions but the custom orthotic industry had not advanced manufacturing methods in decades, leaving practitioners vulnerable to competitive pressure from retail options. With 3-D printing becoming a viable option for orthotics, they knew that better technology, better orthotics, and better service, was possible.
Their vision was to be the first company to offer affordable 3-D printed medical orthotics through an efficient, high-tech platform.
The formation of Go 4-D fulfilled their vision by offering a cloud-based, end-to-end ecosystem that integrates foot scanning, ordering and 3-D printing predicated on evidence-based patient care.