An orthosis is a medical device, applied externally to the human body, used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system (ISO 8549-1:1989). Its general purpose is to assist, restrict, control or limit movement for specific body segments, providing support for chronic movement defects, aiding rehabilitation from fractures or surgical operations, correcting the shape or function of the body to extend its capabilities or reduce pain.
MHOX and CRP Group, in collaboration with medical professionals, extended the experience of the Collagene masks project developing an integrated framework of mass customization for generative orthoses.
The system is based on three phases: bodyscan of the patient; generation of a 3d model of orthosis; 3d printing of the orthosis. It was developed as an integrated framework for the design of mass customization systems, aiming at replacing the traditional sizes system (XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL) with a complete customization of the product.
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