3D Body Scanning – A New Trend in Medicine Field
Compared with traditional treatment, 3D body scanning turns out to be a new technology and an effective solution to handle spine diseases. The more times develop, the more weird and strange diseases will emerge. The deformation of the spine of young people has become commonplace. Many spine diseases, however, can be improved with professional medical methods and auxiliary tools.
One of the medical technology companies recently had accepted a 15-year-old girl with scoliosis symptoms. Her scoliosis has been S-shaped, with uneven shoulders and backs, deformed thoracic cage, a tilted pelvis, and persistent waist pain. If scoliosis is not treated early, it will affect gas exchange. In severe cases, nerve damage, limb sensory disturbance, and lower limb numbness may occur.
3D Body Measurement
The common way to cure scoliosis in clinical practice is the Cobb angle measurement method, using a ruler and an angle measuring instrument to perform 1:1 on X-rays.
With the advancement of science and technology, the demand for 3D personalized customization is highly increasing, and 3D model and size acquisition technology of the human body are gradually becoming familiar. For health care, 3D body scanning technology can replace traditional diagnosis and treatment methods. It has the repressive advantages of fast speed, high precision and non-contact.
ScanTech 3D Measurement Solution
3D body scanner can accurately acquire and analyze the degree of spinal curvature, intuitively providing doctors with spinal deformation data, which creates a significant basis for diagnosis and treatment and auxiliary brace design. ScanTech’s iReal 2E 3D scanner adopts infrared VCSEL structured light technology to eliminate the issues of dazzling lights, creating a safe and comfortable 3D experience. iReal 2E 3D color scanner has a fast 3D body scanning rate of 1,500,000 measurements/s, and it can automatically collect a large amount of 3D data for the human body. Combined with 3D printing technology, it is convenient for hospitals to design and produce wearable orthopedic brace.
The iReal series color 3D scanners are extremely easy to operate and have no technical barriers to users. The doctor directly holds the device to quickly acquire 3D data on the upper body of the patient, and the entire process takes less than 20 seconds. At the same time, the invisible infrared light scanning completely solves the visual discomfort problem. (During the diagnosis, the patient is naked for precisely data collection. For privacy protection, the actual scanning process and 3D data are not allowed to leak out.)
Through the non-contact measurement, the complete 1:1 3D data of the human body can be automatically obtained, and then the 3D data can be imported into professional design software to design the protective gear according to the 1:1 size.
Then import the designed protective gear model into 3D printing equipment for model printing to realize the customization requirements of the orthopedic brace.
The human body is very complex in structure, and the 3D data-based customized solution accurately predicts the diagnosis result through the comparison and analysis of the data. With the combination of 3D printing technology, the comfortable orthopedic brace provides the patient with timely and efficient treatment.
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