Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More

Active smart wearable orthotics for therapy (ARTHE) – Presented by Stijn Bukenbergs, Thomas More, at the 3D Medical Conference 2018, which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. Read the interview

The ARTHE, a 3D printed motorized prototype of an assistive elbow brace, is developed as an aid for rehabilitation of muscle deficiencies in the upper limb (e.g. after CVA). The ARTHE assists the patient by measuring the voluntary movement and restores this to the full range of motion (ROM). The movement of the affected limb will be activated by triggering the force sensitive resistors or the electromyography (EMG) sensors. The functionality and usability of the ARTHE was successfully tested on 10 healthy subjects and 3 CVA patients(MAS score under 2, medical research council score between 1 to 5).

About Stijn Bukenbergs
Stijn Bukenbergs is Lecturer/researcher at Thomas More University College in Belgium.

About Thomas More University College
Thomas More is the largest university of applied sciences in Flanders, offering over 30 Dutch-taught and 4 English-taught bachelor degree programs in the province of Antwerp. Next to that, Thomas More offers exchange programmes in English, for students from partner universities.

3D Medical Printing ConferenceAbout 3D Medical Conference
On January 30-31, 2018, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands, will host a two-day event focused on 3D Medical Printing. Each day has different topics.

Day 1, Jan 30:

Day 2, Jan 31:

The audience, a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creatives, will get an excellent overview and insight in the medical tech developments from different perspectives.

Combination tickets are available and can be purchased on any of the conference websites

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