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Aanpassingen aan 3D-geprinte orthesen

Dijkstra, T.J. (2016) Aanpassingen aan 3D-geprinte orthesen.

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Abstract:Often-times (para)medical specialists rely on braces when a patient is recovering after trauma or during treatment of osteoarthrosis in the upper extremities. While these braces offer the desired support or fixation, there are many ergonomic reasons to change their design. In this research, the by additive manufacturing produced cmc/mcp splint by Eyemerge is further developed. First, an overview is made of possible methods for closing and hinging the orthosis. These techniques are tested on healthy individuals using physical models. The results leads to an opening along digitus v and a snap fit on that location. A hinge proves to be redundant. At the end of the research, possibilities for opening up the orthosis between digitus i and ii are investigated, in case a the geometry of a patients hand would require so. Key words: splinting, additive manufacturing, 3d printing, mcp/cmc brace, orthosis design, orthosis opening
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:20 art studies
Programme:Industrial Design BSc (56955)
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