Prosthetics and Orthotics
Prosthetics involves the use of artificial limbs called prostheses to enhance the function of persons with limb loss. The prosthesis must be a unique combination of suitable materials, alignment, design, and construction to meet the functional needs of an individual. They are complex and vary on upper and lower extremities. Orthotics involves attention and creativity in the design and fabrication of external braces called orthoses as part of a patient’s treatment. The orthosis performs to control weakened or deformed regions of the body of a physically challenged person. Orthoses may be used on various areas of the body including the upper and lower limb.
- Track 1-1 Role of robotics in Prosthetics and orthotics
- Track 2-2 3D Printing
- Track 3-3 Prosthetic Complications
- Track 4-4 New technological Developments