Open / Free 3d models for splints and hand braces
June 11, 2014 8:55 AM Subscribe
I would like to make a custom brace for my wrists and some supports for my aching feet using my 3d printer. What are some good places to get started in approaching this project? Is there a site with some existing models? Has anyone on MeFi done this? Should I just start from a 3d scan of my various body parts and build from there to see what's comfortable or should I just take apart my existing splints and start tweaking parts?
posted by humanfont to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I'm reasonably proficient with a 3d printer and modeling, mostly I just want to avoid re-inventing the wheel. I've read articles about projects where people are making their own prosthetics and braces/splints; but I havn't had any luck in the usual places (Google, Thingiverse, Tinkercad) finding models to use as a base.