In this project students will be using 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies to design custom orthotic devices. The process begins by learning about an innovative case study, before students participate in a tutorial to design a wrist orthosis around a 3D scan of a hand. With newly acquired skills and knowledge, they will create their own 3D scans (or use the example scan data included) and go through a journey of research, ideation and product design to develop various types of custom 3D printable orthoses.
**Disclaimer: Although expert advice was provided to PrintLab during the creation of this project, we are not qualified clinicians and therefore do not recommend using any 3D printed outcomes from this project on real injuries/disabilities. The overarching purpose of the project is to educate people about the potential and opportunities with 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies for orthotic devices.
Curriculum alignment documents (ISTE, NGSS, CCSS and UK National Curriculum Standards)
3D scan data pack (STL)
3D printed orthoses explainer video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
Online research method video (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
Fusion 360 and Meshmixer design tutorials (hosted on PrintLab's student portal)
Orthosis design considerations document (PDF)
Assessment rubric (Google Docs & PDF)