Fabrication feasibility analysis of an antebrachialpalm immobilizer throught 3D printing
AbstractAbstract— Currently the material used by most of the specialists to attend the traumatic accidents is the plaster, because of the limited alternatives of orthoses and the high prices of the substitutes. In this work we analyzed the fabrication of a customized low-cost plastic immobilizer, according to the demand of the experts and the functional requirements that this type of medical devices must accomplish. During the development of the project we used accessible and low cost techniques of digitalization, computer assisted design tools and 3D printing to evaluate the feasibility of developing a prototype of wrist and hand immobilizer. In order to optimize the acquirement of photogrammetric images in the clinic practice, a specific device was designed, built and implemented. Finally it is concluded that is possible to obtain an immobilizer with 3D scanning and printing techniques suitable for the medical purposes.