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Dimensional accuracy of ankle-foot orthoses
constructed by rapid customization and
manufacturing framework

Elisa S. Schrank, BS; Steven J. Stanhope, PhD


Figure 5. Passive-dynamic ankle-foot orthosis fit customization and manufacture framework: medial side of subject???s right leg during subject fit characterization stage, in which locations of marked landmarks are acquired using three-dimensional coordinate digitizer. Cuff template is sized, printed, positioned, and adhered to subject???s leg by clinician. Note that size of marked landmark locations were enhanced for display purposes only.

The orthoses automated fit customization and rapid manufacturing framework described in this article has great implications for the personalization and rapid delivery of orthoses for injured veterans. The framework also has the potential to dramatically enhance rehabilitation outcomes through the customization of functional characteristics. Finally, the framework is well suited for applications to other rehabilitation devices, such as prostheses.

Volume 48 Number 1, 2011
   Pages 31 — 42


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Schrank ES, Stanhope SJ. Dimensional accuracy of ankle-foot orthoses constructed by rapid customization and manufacturing framework. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2011; 48(1):31-42.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2009.12.0195
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