Medical Device: Innovative Orthopedic Finger Splint
This project shall enhance orthopedic splint technique. Being confronted with the status quo many clients face problems in usage of finger splints. For many injuries like ripped tendons it is essential to rest at least 6 weeks in a fixed position. Thus, the splint has to be fastened to its finger for quite some time during which water, dirt and strong movement and contacts are more than just likely.
The main development was finished after 2 days. Enhancements in follow-ups.
Create a comfortable, breathing finger splint, which adapts to the anatomy of the client and can be easily attached without any additional plaster or bindings. The material should be in the best case out of one piece. The stability in longitudinal direction should be very high whilst orthogonal to it it should be flexible and adaptable to the finger form.
After a view sketches and simple primitive prototyping with tooth sticks and paper the main problems were clear. And 3d construction started. One day later an SLA Print could be made and short time after the first real prototype was available.