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The use of rapid prototyping in the design of a customised ankle brace structure for ACL injury risk reduction.

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posted on 18.09.2014 by Phillip S.P. Teng, K.F. Leong, Pui W. Kong, Ben Halkon, P.Y. Huang
Rapid prototyping, or additive manufacturing, is becoming more useful in creating functional prototypes, especially when customisation is required. This paper explores the use of three-dimensional (3D) printing in designing a customised ankle brace structure for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk reduction. A new process is proposed to obtain ankle flexion angles and the corresponding foot surface strain associated with high ACL injury risks through motion analysis. This data is used in the design of the customised ankle brace structure and printed using rapid prototyping. One customised ankle brace structure was printed and tested to demonstrate this proposed framework. The ankle flexion range of motion (ROM) was significantly reduced in the high-risk ankle positions with the ankle brace structure. Rapid prototyping could thus be used to design customised ankle brace structures and this is useful in reducing fabrication time and complexity of customisation. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Virtual and Physical Prototyping

Volume

8

Issue

4

Pages

241 - 247

Citation

TENG, P.S.P. ... et al, 2013. The use of rapid prototyping in the design of a customised ankle brace structure for ACL injury risk reduction. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 8 (4), pp. 241 - 247

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© Taylor and Francis

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013

Notes

This article is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Virtual and Physical Prototyping on 11th December 2013, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17452759.2013.863533

ISSN

1745-2759

eISSN

1745-2767

Language

en

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