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Low cost digital fabrication approach for thumb orthoses

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dc.contributor.author Fernandez-Vicente, Miguel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Escario Chust, Ana es_ES
dc.contributor.author Conejero Rodilla, Andrés es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-14T04:20:04Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-14T04:20:04Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1355-2546 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/101895
dc.description.abstract [EN] Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to describe a novel design workflow for the digital fabrication of custom- made orthoses (CMIO). It is intended to provide an easier process for clinical practitioners and orthotic technicians alike. It further functions to reduce the dependency of the operators' abilities and skills. Design/methodology/approach - The technical assessment covers low-cost three-dimensional (3D) scanning, free computer-aided design (CAD) software, and desktop 3D printing and acetone vapour finishing. To analyse its viability, a cost comparison was carried out between the proposed workflow and the traditional CMIO manufacture method. Findings - The results show that the proposed workflow is a technically feasible and cost-effective solution to improve upon the traditional process of design and manufacture of custom- made static trapeziometacarpal (TMC) orthoses. Further studies are needed for ensuring a clinically feasible approach and for estimating the efficacy of the method for the recovery process in patients. Social implications - The feasibility of the process increases the impact of the study, as the great accessibility to this type of 3D printers makes the digital fabrication method easier to be adopted by operators. Originality/value - Although some research has been conducted on digital fabrication of CMIO, few studies have investigated the use of desktop 3D printing in any systematic way. This study provides a first step in the exploration of a new design workflow using low-cost digital fabrication tools combined with non-manual finishing. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Emerald es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Rapid Prototyping Journal es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Surface treatment es_ES
dc.subject Lattice structures es_ES
dc.subject 3D scanning es_ES
dc.subject Costs analysis es_ES
dc.subject FFF es_ES
dc.subject Meshmixer es_ES
dc.subject.classification DIBUJO es_ES
dc.title Low cost digital fabrication approach for thumb orthoses es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/RPJ-12-2015-0187 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Dibujo - Departament de Dibuix es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Instituto de Diseño para la Fabricación y Producción Automatizada - Institut de Disseny per a la Fabricació i Producció Automatitzada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Fernandez-Vicente, M.; Escario Chust, A.; Conejero Rodilla, A. (2017). Low cost digital fabrication approach for thumb orthoses. Rapid Prototyping Journal. 23(6):1020-1031. doi:10.1108/RPJ-12-2015-0187 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-12-2015-0187 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1020 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 1031 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 23 es_ES
dc.description.issue 6 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\350175 es_ES


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