University of Indianapolis engineering students develop custom wrist orthosis

Written by Shayna Korol | February 20, 2018 | Print  |

R.B. Annis School of Engineering students at the University of Indianapolis participated in Design Spine projects during the 2017-18 academic year and recently presented their projects to clients. One student team developed a custom wrist orthosis.

Allison Zwickl, a software engineering student set to graduate in 2020 who worked on the custom wrist orthosis project for UIndianapolis' School of Occupational Therapy, said trial and error played a strong role in the testing phase.


"Every time our design failed, we just added a little more plastic so that our final product would have the least amount of thermoplastic possible," Ms. Zwickl said of the orthosis, which aimed to reduce the surface area while still maintaining support for the patient’s wrist.


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