Definition: Moulding or measuring the patient’s body segment for replication. This is performed directly on the patient and may require the application of corrective/landmark force(s).
|1||Patient preparations||Patient’s body segment is prepared for casting/scanning: make markings, apply stockinette, preload body segment, establish casting/scanning position.|
|2||Casting bandage application||3-D shape capture of body segment using plaster/fiberglass bandage wrap.|
|3||Low temperature thermoplastic moulding||3-D shape capture of body segment using low temperature thermoplastic.|
|4||Digitizing||3-D shape capture of body segment using CAD, laser scanning, photography and Pin Dot.|
|5||Impression moulding||3-D replication of body segment using impression material e.g. foam, alginate, moulding bags, expandable foam.|
|6||Measure and delineate via tracing/ anthropometric data||2-D shape capture of body segment using manual tracing systems or anthropometric data acquisition.|
|7||Foam sheet contouring||3-D shape capture of body segment using various types and/or densities of foam.|
Definition: Replication of an existing model. This does not involve patient contact or any dynamic force application.
|1||Positive model preparation||Preparation of positive model for replication. E.g. apply separator, sock.|
|2||Casting bandage application||3-D replication using plaster/fiberglass bandage wrap (negative).|
|3||Low temperature thermoplastic moulding||3-D replication using low temperature thermoplastic.|
|4||Digitizing||3-D replication using CAD, laser or digital imaging|
|5||Impression moulding||3-D replication using impression material (e.g. Foam or alginate).|
|6||Tracing/ anthropometric measurement||Capture (Delineate) two-dimensional shape capture of patient body segment characteristics using manual tracing systems or anthropometric data acquisition (measurements).|