3D-printed, multi-part foot-orthosis (prototype), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 2023
Published: 13 April 2023

Digitale Orthetik exhibited at Hannover Messe

Our research project "Digital Orthotics" can be seen at the Hannover Messe from April 17 to 24 and will represent the design research of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar there.

The focus of the project is to explore the potential of novel, digital design and fabrication processes in the field of orthotic solutions. As such, the main field of research and development is the foot/ankle area and in particular diabetic foot syndrome, which is addressed by means of computationally designed and additively manufactured shuttering orthoses, including outsoles.

For this purpose, the respective body part is precisely captured by means of 3D scanning and the data obtained is algorithmically processed in a Computer-Aided-Design environment. The resulting components are individually adapted to the patient’s needs and manufactured using MJF 3D-printing. Together with the practice partner Rosenkranz Scherer GmbH, an integral digital process chain is being developed, providing key design and manufacturing parameters and procedures as well as corresponding applications in the field of innovative, orthotic care.

Overall project responsibility: Prof. Dr. Jan Willmann, Prof. Andreas Mühlenberend
Project lead: Niklas Hamann M.A.
Practice partner: Rosenkranz Scherer GmbH

Funded by:
Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitale Gesellschaft, Research Program ProDigital.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Niklas Hamann by e-mail: niklas.hamann[at]