Title

Computerized manufacturing of orthotic devices using CT/MR scanning

Date of Award

1998

Availability

Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

First Committee Member

Nourredine Boubekri, Committee Chair

Second Committee Member

Shihab S. Asfour, Committee Member

Abstract

The field of orthotics has gained scientific attention over the past few years. Its target is to correct, adjust, or modify the operation of human limbs, joints or muscles. Orthotic devices include, among others, knee braces, elbow and wrist braces, neck braces, and thoracolumbosacral orthosis (TLSO) jackets. TLSO's are used by scoliosis and post-operative patients who need back correction or support. This dissertation focuses on the data acquisition phase for TLSO's in particular. It proposes a methodology that takes advantage of the state-of-the-art CT/MR scanning in acquiring patients' anatomical and geometrical information for the purpose of orthotic applications.

Keywords

Engineering, Biomedical; Engineering, Industrial

Link to Full Text

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