Evaluation of a Digitsed Splinting Approach with Multiple-Material Functionality Using Additive Manufacturing Technologies

dc.creatorPaterson, A.M.
dc.creatorBibb, R.J.
dc.creatorCampbell, R.I.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-06T21:06:27Z
dc.date.available2021-10-06T21:06:27Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-16
dc.description.abstractThe design and fabrication of custom-made wrist immobilisation splints can be a laborious process. In addition, patient adherence in terms of wear duration and frequency may be affected by a range of contributing factors including poor aesthetics, hygiene issues and fit. This paper suggests the use of additive manufacturing (AM) in a bid to resolve factors affecting adherence and improve the efficiency of design and manufacture. Particular attention is paid to the exploitation of multiple-material capabilities using Objet Connex technologies, with the intent to integrate completely novel and state-of-the-art characteristics within splints. However, in order to exploit the many benefits of AM for customised splint fabrication, appropriate Three Dimensional (3D) Computer Aided Design (CAD) methodologies must be considered for splint design. Furthermore, a specialised CAD approach must be developed for splinting practitioners to allow them to create such geometries. As a result, this paper describes the development of a customised 3D CAD methodology for splinting practitioners to design custom-made splints, in order to evaluate such novel features only available through AM fabrication.en_US
dc.description.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/88443
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/15380
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2012 International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposiumen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectwrist splintsen_US
dc.subjectadditive manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectmultiple-materialen_US
dc.subjectObjet Connexen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of a Digitsed Splinting Approach with Multiple-Material Functionality Using Additive Manufacturing Technologiesen_US
dc.typeConference paperen_US

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