Large scale printing on textile substrates
Christian Bertram, Fabian Breer, Benedikt Alder
The aim of the glove is to actively support the wearer in gripping an object. The approach is to guide the movement of the hand and support it with the help of the energy stored in the system. As a result, geometric shapes are printed on the back of the glove to stabilize the hand. To support the gripping movement, spring elements are printed on the inside of the fingers.
Support for Elderly
Hannah Koch, M.Sc,
The aim of the finger is to be able to grip objects with different geometries and dimensions automatically. A soft robot gripper is modeled on the human finger. As a result, bionically motivated structures (honeycombs) are printed onto an elastic knitted fabric on the printer for rotationally symmetrical surfaces. The actuator consists of two opposing shape memory metals.
The aim of the orthosis is to combine the compression of bandages with the targeted immobilization of orthoses. The approach is to achieve compression by means of the circumferential elasticity of a polyester circular knitted fabric. Stabilization is achieved by means of printed structures in FDM print. PLA is used as the printing material. The joint is modelled on a mechanical spring element. The geometry of the spring element can be designed according to the patient's individual requirements.
Future of Rehabilitation