Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFO)

The student, Eliza Wrobel, started out by fashioning a plaster cast of the subject's hand. The resulting shape was subsequently filled with a mass of liquid ceramic and strengthened by an internal metal bar. Designing the prosthesis presented more challenges, as described by , a company whose 3D printer was used for the model:

Molded Leather Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
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"The biggest challenge was to bring together both the device and the flesh. Solutions used in prosthetics could harm the man’s tissues while standard orthosis used for broken bones would keep his hand in only one setting – open or clenched."


Traditional Ankle Foot Orthosis with Molded Leather Cuff

Static Progressive Articulating Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO)
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Looking for online definition of orthosis in the Medical Dictionary

A bio-implant may be defined as a surgically implanted in a person's body to replace damaged tissue. Common areas of application include orthopedic (especially maxillofacial) re-constructive prosthesis, cardiac prostheses (artificial heart valves like the Chitra heart valve), skin and .[citation needed]

Meaning of orthosis medical term

Should we be talking more in terms of a "cognitive prosthesis (or orthosis)?" —something to extract, organize, and locate the user’s knowledge or personal information—rather than attitudes?