Over the past month or so, our amazing designers Kin and Rick have been working on the 3D scanner that we would like to eventually include in our open source AFO package. Designed on Fusion360 and SlicerforFusion360 by Autodesk, it is intended to be an accessible and low cost scanning option, which is great for clinics not only in Sydney and other metropolitan cities, but for rural and remote ones too.
A problem that many parents face during their childrens’ orthotic appointments is getting their child to sit still so the orthotist can obtain a noise free and accurate scan of their child’s leg. Recognising that this is a significant barrier, our designers have kept child-friendliness at the forefront of their design and have also made sure it does not look intimidating the way a lot of
hospital equipment can.
Our aim is to make the process of obtaining AFO’s available to all, and this scanner is going to be a major factor in the ease of it. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek and we will keep you updated with ongoing developments.