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Title: A review of existing anatomical data capture methods to support the mass customisation of wrist splints
Authors: Paterson, Abby
Bibb, Richard J.
Campbell, R.I.
Keywords: Additive manufacture
Mass customisation
Data acquisition
Splints
Orthotics
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: PATERSON, A., BIBB, R.J. and CAMPBELL, R.I., 2010. A review of existing anatomical data capture methods to support the mass customisation of wrist splints. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 5 (4), pp. 201-207.
Abstract: Anatomical data acquisition methods used within medicine exhibit various strengths and weaknesses, particularly with regards to accuracy, resolution, patient comfort and safety. Difficulties with data acquisition of wrist and hand geometry are often underestimated, and a suitable method is yet to be identified and standardised to capture skin surface topography to support the mass customisation of wrist splints. The aim of this investigation is to identify a suitable data acquisition method, capable of digitising collected data of the wrist and hand, for manipulation and conversion into a suitable file format to create customised wrist splints using additive manufacture. Literature suggests that scanning inanimate objects such as plaster casts using multiple three-dimensional laser scanners can provide adequate quality scans with suitable accuracy and resolution, with low cost and low risk to the patient. However, post processing would be required to create a “watertight” digital model suitable for additive manufacture.
Description: This article was published in the journal Virtual and Physical Prototyping [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452759.2010.528183
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/17452759.2010.528183
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9260
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452759.2010.528183
ISSN: 1745-2759
1745-2767
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