Title

Methodical design of a 3D-printable orthosis for the left hand to support double bass perceptional training

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© Solid Freeform Fabrication 2019: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2019. All rights reserved. The evolution of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the past decades has opened up its use to a wide range of new applications where conventional manufacturing methods dominated. Orthoses are medical devices, mostly used on legs or arms after injuries or surgery. Amongst other functions, they limit the possible movement of limbs or joints to prevent excessive movements or loads during remobilization. Their manufacturing process is predominantly manual and conventional using e.g. plaster casts and materials like foam, wood and textiles. Playing the acoustic double bass requires precise positioning of the left hand fingers on the fingerboard. Perception of the finger spacing is very important for good intonation. Different educational approaches have therefore been made to kinesthetic and perceptional training. Miniaturization and low forces allow applying additive manufacturing technology to a previously conventional device leading to a new approach to design a perceptional training device for the left hand: an individually shaped orthosis, which is lightweight, low cost, and adjustable and which can be worn during instrument practice.

Publication Name

Solid Freeform Fabrication 2019: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2019

First Page

2090

Last Page

2103

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