Computerized manufacturing of orthotic devices using CT/MR scanning
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
First Committee Member
Nourredine Boubekri - Committee Chair
Second Committee Member
Shihab S. Asfour - Committee Member
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.
Engineering, Biomedical; Engineering, Industrial
Eldeeb, Hesham Olaimy, "Computerized manufacturing of orthotic devices using CT/MR scanning" (1998). Dissertations from ProQuest. 3547.