Development of a 3D printing system for hand splint by object mirroring and surface reconstruction technology

Pei Jarn Chen, Yi Chun Du, Jheng Bang Shih, Zhi Fan Xu

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Abstract

The variation in each patient's hand appearance and function, such as muscle atrophy, stiffness, and tension, brings difficulty in the molding of the auxiliary splint used to correct and aid in the hand function recovery of clinical stroke patients. The hand rehabilitation assistive devices for stroke patients currently sold in the market are effective in the rehabilitation of the patient's handgrip. However, there are still a lot of ground for improvement for clinical practice-the limited customization, the high unit price, and the difficulty in wearing. This research work successfully developed a man-machine interface system for clinical use mainly utilizing the commercially available 3D printers. The system is operated by scanning the limbs not affected by the stroke with the use of a portable 3D scanning platform. With the scanned 3D image, a design for the splint of the clinical patient is produced through the surface reconstruction technology, 3D image mirroring, and hollow designs. The completion of this system provides great help in the manual production process of the assistive devices and the customization of splints for most clinical stroke patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationInformation and Innovation for Modern Technology, ICICE 2017
EditorsArtde Donald Kin-Tak Lam, Stephen D. Prior, Teen-Hang Meen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages132-135
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2017 - Xiamen, Fujian, China
Duration: 2017 Nov 172017 Nov 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering: Information and Innovation for Modern Technology, ICICE 2017

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Information, Communication and Engineering, ICICE 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXiamen, Fujian
Period17-11-1717-11-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management

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