The usage of 3D printing technology for orthopedics and especially for the scoliosis treatment through patient specific braces is currently a very novel approach, but the usage of continuous carbon fiber filament additive manufacturing (CFAM) together with embedded sensing technology in the same field is ‘unique’. The goal of this project is to implement CFAM technology for smart, patient specific brace approach & solutions that are particularly targeting patients who suffer from scoliosis. This project aims to alleviate issues regarding current scoliosis brace treatment by aiming to improve patient therapy outcomes and reduce surgery rates by increasing patient brace wear compliance with prescribed brace usage time, and to enhance treatment response and to increase clinic visit efficiency through enabling remote patient care with continuous monitoring of the pressure of the brace that is applied to the torso and spine through embedded sensors thanks to the design and fabrication flexibility of CFAM technology. This allows clinicians to adapt the brace and or treatment plan to changes in a timely manner.
Bright Smart Scoliosis Brace Project
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Jaarverslag Stimulus Programmamanagement 2022
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