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Digitisation of the splinting process: exploration and evaluation of a computer aided design approach to support additive manufacture

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posted on 03.03.2021, 11:11 authored by Abby PatersonAbby Paterson
Upper extremity splinting is a popular treatment method for a range of conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The intent of this treatment approach is multifaceted, but fundamentally, the provision of tools to enable and encourage patients to carry out everyday activities and to improve their quality of life is paramount. However, the aesthetic and functional limitations of wrist immobilisation splints demonstrate various weaknesses in terms of wear duration and frequency. Patient compliance is often compromised due to a number of factors, including the perceived stigma associated with assistive devices. [Continues.]

Funding

Loughborough University

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Publisher

Loughborough University.

Rights holder

© A.M. Paterson

Publication date

2013

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

EThOS Persistent ID

uk.bl.ethos.587970

Language

en

Supervisor(s)

Richard Bibb ; Ian Campbell

Qualification name

PhD

Qualification level

Doctoral