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The use and validation of a laser scanner for computer aided design and manufacturing of wheelchair seating.
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PMID:  21919817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Professionals in wheelchair seating services over several decades have captured many thousands of patient shapes in various forms to manufacture customized seating systems for people with complex disabilities. With the exception of a few commercial companies, the predominant methodology employs a plaster casting technique to record the required shape. This can be labour-intensive and shape information is often retained in the cast and may not be recoverable over time due to storage issues. This paper describes the development of processes utilizing a laser scanner to advance the fabrication of customized seating systems. The study employed two 3D laser scanners and hence validated the use of the lower cost scanner (accuracy ± 0.1 mm) for both research purposes and clinical work. The paper concludes that these technologies have the potential to develop the knowledge of individuals' shapes with complex disabilities within specialist seating and other clinical fields.
L H Tasker; N G Shapcott; P M Holland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical engineering & technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1464-522X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7702125     Medline TA:  J Med Eng Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Rehabilitation Engineering Unit, Medical Physics & Clinical Engineering, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Morriston Hospital , Swansea, SA6 6NL, Wales , UK.
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