Orthotics applications


#1

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@dr_pied,

I have not come across any orthotics-focused applications using the Structure sensor. What sort of measurement resolution would be required?

-jim


#2

that is quite a technical question for a podiatrist to answer! Do you feel that the structure sensor will not offer a high enough resolution?


#3

I just don’t have a good feel for the requirement. A quick review of current (no doubt pricey) offerings shows claims for resolutions that feel like overkill to me, but this is not my area of expertise. How would the scan results be used to create appliances? I would be interested in learning more about the application.

-jim


#4

Ohio WillowWood is already adapting the Structure Sensor for use with their Omega modification software. Check out the info here:

http://www.willowwoodco.com/products-and-services/omega/hardware/structure-sensor

I was told by them that they will be allowing individuals to purchase the Structure Sensor on their own and then use the Omega software. So in answer to your question, yes the Structure sensor will provide sufficient resolution for orthotics.

-Chris


#5

That’s awesome, thanks for the information! This discussion brings to mind other potential applications such as 3D printed splints:
.http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140701085330.htm

-jim


#6

Yes, there is a whole realm of possibilities in prosthetics and orthotics.

Chris Baschuk