3D Printed Human Foot Splint, Designed from MRI of the Luffa Cylindrica Dried Fruit

Sergio Cerón-Escutia, Axayácatl Morales-Guadarrama, Silvia González-Brambila, David Vidal-García

Abstract

This article presents a method to design a splint from the MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of the dried fruit of a tropical plant called Luffa (Luffa cylindrica (L.) M.Roem), which shows the possibility of using synthetic forms in Nature to reproduce and apply them in the development of products, a concept known as bio-design. This fruit –similar to a cucumber-, when dried it becomes a fibrous and imbricated structure that confers interesting stiffness and lightness properties, which were used to design a splint for a human foot, different from the conventional plaster, through a reverse engineering process. Such structure was copied, with the help of a 7T MRI scanner (Magnetic Resonator of seven Tesla Varian). The images of the Luffa processed with the OSIRIX® and AMIRA® programs then converted to the STL (STereo Lithography) format for manipulated with CAD / CAM (Computer-Aided Design / Computer-Aided Manufacturing) programs. The results have been successful since it was possible to print by FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) a scale model of the splint in ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), from a module that extracted from the MRI, which tested in a model of a human foot.

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Cerón-Escutia S., Morales-Guadarrama A., González-Brambila S. and Vidal-García D. (2020). 3D Printed Human Foot Splint, Designed from MRI of the Luffa Cylindrica Dried Fruit.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOIMAGING, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 150-155. DOI: 10.5220/0008958701500155


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@conference{bioimaging20,
author={Sergio Cerón-Escutia and Axayácatl Morales-Guadarrama and Silvia González-Brambila and David Vidal-García},
title={3D Printed Human Foot Splint, Designed from MRI of the Luffa Cylindrica Dried Fruit},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOIMAGING,},
year={2020},
pages={150-155},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008958701500155},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: BIOIMAGING,
TI - 3D Printed Human Foot Splint, Designed from MRI of the Luffa Cylindrica Dried Fruit
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Cerón-Escutia S.
AU - Morales-Guadarrama A.
AU - González-Brambila S.
AU - Vidal-García D.
PY - 2020
SP - 150
EP - 155
DO - 10.5220/0008958701500155