Elbow splint full assembly 1.jpg
Device data
Project data
Authors Cem Cedetas
Todd Thibodeau
Completed 2019
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD 3
Instance of Elbow splint
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Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, brace, injury, osat, splint
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
SDG10 Reduced inequalities
Authors Cem Cedetas
Kathy Nativi
Published 2019
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
MY4777
MTU
Language English (en)
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Arm injuries are a very common occurrence, especially with children and younger adults that are working in manual labor. In order to heal the injured elbow, an elbow splint is used and these tend to vary in price -starting from $16.59 [1] all the way up to $639.44 [2]. A fully parametric elbow splint design was then prepared to make the healing process more affordable.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. The openSCAD code that is provided on Thingiverse, link is here [3]
  2. Epoxy
  3. Bracing Material -this could be anything from nylon straps to pieces of paracord.

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

All that is needed is to take the radius measurements of the elbow, the forearm, upper arm and the desired height of the splint.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. The direction is very straightforward. Simply insert the interlocking teeth together and apply epoxy before the final press fit.
  2. Print time can vary anywhere between 3 hours and up to 6 hours
  3. Assembly time will take less than 30 minutes

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

Make sure that you add the specified amount of space for the elbow region.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

The total print cost is less then $3. As stated before, the cost for an elbow splint can vary from $16.59 to all the way up to $639.44. The cost savings with this product is between 82% to almost %99.5.

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

This product was developed for the Kijenzi Group and it can also be used in hospitals to create quick and ergenomic splints for patients.