Shape geometry evaluation of rigid bracewear for children with scoliosis

Lu Lu, Kit Lun Yick, Sun Pui Ng, Yiu Wan Yip, Chi Yung Tse

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Abstract

Scoliosis is a three-dimensional spinal deformity which is usually found during the years of skeletal growth. Among the options available for managing spinal disorders in children are observation, bracing, and surgery, depending on the Cobb's angle when detected. The brace can allow continued spinal growth while preventing spinal deformity from worsening. However, the process of making rigid bracewear is complex, and depends on the experience of practitioners. This study therefore aims to propose an objective approach to quantify the 3D shape geometry and rectifications of the bracewear development process. The results indicate that the amount of rectifications made on casting models result in major body dimensional changes to the wearer, which has been increased by 2 to 7 times. The findings therefore provide a reference for orthotists to effectively control scoliosis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium Proceedings 2014 - 7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
PublisherBinary Information Press
Pages163-168
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014 - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Aug 20148 Aug 2014

Conference

Conference7th Textile Bioengineering and Informatics Symposium, TBIS 2014, in conjunction with the 5th Asian Protective Clothing Conference, APCC 2014
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/08/148/08/14

Keywords

  • 3D body scan
  • Rigid brace
  • Scoliosis
  • Shape geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials

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