Soft Robotics: 3D-printing an orthotic for a partly paralyzed client

One of the goals of the Makerlunch is to help master students find interesting graduation opportunities. Therefore, we will start uploading new graduation opportunities on this weblog. In case you are interested in working on one of these projects, please visit our Makerlunch on Wednesday for more information.

We will kick of with a new graduation opportunity at the TU Delft in collaboration with Sophia Revalidatie in Delft. The goal of the project is to use the 3D-printing of pneumatic ‘soft’ robotics to improve on existing orthoses in terms of weight, effectiveness, customization and freedom of movement. The end goal will be to create a working prototype that is tested with one or more patients at Sophia Revalidatie. For more information about the project, please refer to the document attached below:

Update 18/01/2016

The assignment will now focus on the development of an orthotic that will help a partly paralyzed client to regain some of the grasping functionality of his hand. The combination of a real client, Sophia Revalidatie’s expertise in orthotics and the faculty’s expertise in 3D-printing Soft Robotics can lead to some exciting results!

Graduation Assignment Soft Robotic Orthotics (Update 18-01)


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