Chapter . Reverse engineering and rapid prototyping for new orthotic devices

Y.E. Toshev[a], L.C. Hieu[b] L.P. Stefanova[a], E.Y. Tosheva[a], N.B. Zlatov[b], S. Dimov[b],

Abstract

The main aim of the study is to propose new personalized 3D designed elbow orthoses and new ankle-foot orthoses using reverse engineering and rapid prototyping. A general reverse engineering procedure was used including: data acquisition, preprocessing, contours and surface fitting and CAD model creation. Mituyoto CMM machine and Hymarc Laser Scanning system were used for scanning data acquisition. Different scanning angles were used to cover all the scanning points representing the human upper limb and the ankle-foot complex. The point cloud data were obtained. Preprocessing ...

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