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Implementation of a 3-D stereovision system for the production of customized orthotic accessories
Author(s): Reinhard Daher; Wylie McAdam; Gordon Pizey
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Paper Abstract

A significant proportion of the disabled population has seating requirements that simply are not addressed adequately by the available range of standard commercial wheelchair products. Attempts at addressing the seating needs of this group typically have been carried out in major healthcare facilities. The usual process has been to make major modifications and/or additions to standard wheelchair componentry. Generally, each client would require a unique set of modifications to the wheelchair, in essence resulting in a seat system custom-made for the individual. Such modification procedures are expensive and time consuming and, depending on complexity, can typically result in waiting periods of up to one year or more before delivery of the finished seating product. In an attempt to reduce cost and delivery time of such seating products, about six years ago Otto Bock Orthopedic Industries of Canada Ltd. introduced the Modular Orthotic Seating System (MOSS). The system consists of extruded aluminum seat and back frames designed to accept a suite of specifically contoured, molded polyurethane seat and back cushions, and a range of accessories and supportive devices. The frames are subsequently mounted to a wheelbase. The frame system comes in a variety of widths and features variable seat depth, back height, and seat-to-back angle. With these stock components the MOSS system provides a cost- and time-effective way of delivering a high degree of customized fit for the moderately to severely disabled client.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1526, Industrial Vision Metrology, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48239
Show Author Affiliations
Reinhard Daher, Otto Bock Orthopedic Industry of Canada Ltd. (Canada)
Wylie McAdam, Otto Bock Orthopedic Industry of Canada Ltd. (Canada)
Gordon Pizey, Otto Bock Orthopedic Industry of Canada Ltd. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1526:
Industrial Vision Metrology
Sabry F. El-Hakim, Editor(s)

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