Prototype Knee Orthosis for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Ball Sports Athletes

Deyby Huamanchahua, Alvaro A. Alarcon-Vera, Sandro A. Seminario-Valdiviezo

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Abstract

In the area of rehabilitation and physical therapy, an important impact has been seen due to the current context of the pandemic since therapy sessions have been reduced due to new restrictions and protocols. The use of equipment is fundamental within physiotherapeutic treatments, with which doctors are supported to treat complex and licensed injuries to seek better results. One of the most complex injuries that can be found in the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament, which commonly occurs in athletes who practice ball and contact sports. For this, knee orthosis is used in the stages of early rehabilitation, but here in Peru, there is the only access to these rigid devices, which limits the movement of patients and is useful for a very short period within the extensive recovery process. Therefore, the objective is to design and implement a functional prototype of a knee orthosis to support the rehabilitation process of an ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) tear in ball athletes. The mechanical design of the prototype was made with the Autodesk Inventor program and 3D printed for assembly. For the electronic system, the components were chosen by applying a morphological matrix; based on these, the operation of the device was defined. The final prototype was the product of the union of the design assembled in physics and the coupling of the electronic system.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 13th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022
EditorsSatyajit Chakrabarti, Rajashree Paul
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages230-237
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665492997
DOIs
StateIndexed - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 202229 Oct 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE 13th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022

Conference

Conference13th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics and Mobile Communication Conference, UEMCON 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/10/2229/10/22

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Keywords

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • Ball athlete
  • Electronic system
  • Mechanical design
  • Orthosis
  • VDI 2206

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