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What is the SimBrace® process?

This process allows us to simulate your orthosis and its correction function before we make the device.

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Plaster casts are a thing of the past

Scanning starts now!

SimBrace® is a unique scanning process that we have developed especially for our patients. Adjustable pads are used to hold the affected part of the body in a corrected position and then scan it.

The patient-friendly process allows us to simulate the function and fit of an orthosis before it is completed. This way, we can ensure that an optimal correction result is achieved with the orthosis, which comes later.

So far, the SimBrace® process has been used in the following areas:

  • Stump
  • Finger, hand and arm

 

Scoliosis correction simulation

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SimBrace® Torso

The aim is to achieve body symmetry from the incorrect position of your spinal column. To do so, you will be placed in a special appliance. If you can't stand on your own, you can sit on a stool. The optimal correction is now determined together with a physiotherapist. This position can be fixed with a movable mechanism. This allows us to simulate the optimal fit and function of the later corset,

and then we scan the corrected posture. Finally, the three-dimensional torso model is virtually modelled in our CAD department.

The finished corset later surrounds your torso and thus grasps the spine straight and upright.

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SimBrace® Arm

The SimBrace® procedure begins with an inspection of the anatomical preconditions and the function of the finger, hand or arm. In a further step, we will create a specially developed correction frame and test the function of the finger, hand or arm in a corrected position together with a physiotherapist. The pressure surfaces (pads) are arranged according to the tried-and-tested three-point correction principle.

Once the optimum correction position has been found (i.e. the greatest correction with the best possible function), the hand or arm can be scanned.

The 3D scan of the corrected hand or arm serves as a virtual model for the construction of the individual orthosis designed to

maintain the correction result.

SimBrace® Torso – is everything just simulated?!

Nathalie and Selina show you how SimBrace® Torso works. The newly developed process can be used to simulate the functioning of a corset before it is produced.

Since this method has been developed, the plaster cast has become a thing of the past!

SimBrace® arm – the path to PRINTORTHESE®

In this film, we show you how a PRINTORTHESE® is created and how we can determine the perfect hand posture for correction using a specially developed correction frame.

Benefits of SimBrace®

The SimBrace® process is a great relief for orthopedic technicians and patients alike, as the simulation no longer makes the classic plaster cast absolutely necessary. Orthopedic technicians are now taking the time previously used for plaster casts to determine the optimum correction position together with a physiotherapist.

Another advantage: an orthosis produced according to a plaster cast had to be optimized until a satisfactory result was achieved – i.e. until the maximum correction or function was achieved. With SimBrace®, on the other hand, the optimum correction result can be defined during the impression. The maximum function can also be recorded in advance. As a rule, only minimal fine-tuning is requiredfor fitting.

Last but not least, the wearing comfort of the orthoses has improved considerably thanks to the SimBrace® process.

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