I am writing here to collect every kind of example, algorithm, methodology, suggestion for the modeling of a 3D printed orthopedic cast as the ones shown in the link
I started playing with simple geometrical meshes (cilinders, cone trunks) to simulate the output I could get from a MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and elaborate this kind of exoskeleton.
The result is not very satysfying. I don’t have control on the holes density and size. It’s very far from the reference.
I am aware that I tried a very naive approach but I don’t have the knowledge to proceed.
Personal story behind it: i want to save my dog’s leg after a very hard surgery. The leg needs to stay still for 2 months, impossible for a dog. The traditional orthopedic cast causes really bad bedsores so I imagined this exoskeleton could let the wound and the leg breathe while keeping it still.
I would possibly proceed with a RMI of the leg, it’s quite expensive so I would prefer to make some exercise before.
I hope you could help me and my dog