Research and Development of Methods and Tools for Rapid Digital Simulation and Design of Personalized Orthoses
The presented work covers the definition of three different methods for designing orthoses produced by the methods of rapid prototyping of polymer structures. The stages of design and production of orthoses are defined. The methods are illustrated, by way of example, of an orthosis for upper limb fracture. The use of parametric modeling facilitates easier and faster preparation of CAD models. In the production of orthoses, the use of an automated approach by adapting a parametric model leads to a number of advantages. Besides shortening the required workflow time, there are opportunities to track the effectiveness and performance of the end products and adjust the relevant parametric models in the catalog in order to improve them and embed the resulting know-how in the model. The creation of a workflow to facilitate easier CAD modeling in combination with reverse engineering technology and rapid prototyping technologies offers excellent opportunities to improve the resulting orthoses for the patients in need.
KeywordsReverse engineering Rapid prototyping Rapid design Orthoses
This research study is performed by the support of project BG05M2OP001-1.001-0008 “National Center for Mechatronics and Clean Technologies” of “Science and Education for Smart Growth” Operational Programme Executive Agency, Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, Bulgaria.
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