Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2015


Jisun Kim

Course Title

Technology Forecasting

Course Number

ETM 532


When will 3D bio printed liver be available for a human liver transplant? By surveying experts and analyzing the data using the fuzzy Delphi forecasting method, this work helps to identify the time when it is likely to be possible to use bioprinted livers for human livers transplants. There are several forces in play that will influence the time when this technology will be commonplace. The main ones are the health care delivery model, advances in research, the health insurance and model, the societal acceptance of stem cell research and the moral, ethical and legal perspectives surrounding organ bioprinting. Predicting the availability of this technology from what is known today is a challenge, and in this work, I am trying to do a forecast using the fuzzy Delphi Forecasting model.


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