Digital Prosthesis Factory: TUBITAK 1512 Techno-Entrepreneurship Capital Support Program

Çınar M. A., Bayramlar K., Haznedar B., Şimşek N. Y., Yakut Y.

1. International Balkan Prosthetics-Orthotics Symposium, Edirne, Turkey, 18 - 19 October 2019, pp.111-113

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Edirne
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.111-113
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: No


Training of the team; Training and support will be provided as a team from the company officials who supply 3D systems. Preliminary R & D Study: 3D systems will be tested in healthy individuals. Both the upper and lower extremities of all individuals will be scanned and transferred to the computer to create simple designs. The designs will be printed via 3D printers and the properties (weight, size, etc.) of the products will be evaluated. Test Socket Design: 3D scanners will be taken from every patient who comes to a prosthetic workshop in Gaziantep. Designed test sockets will be provided to the patients. Test sockets which were used will be shaped by feedback from patients. After the design phase, the SWOT analysis will be performed with the team. Creating a database for the software: In all test design stages, measurements taken from patients will be collected for the software stage, and a library will be created. Besides, meetings will be held with team members who are software developers. The mappings that we want to be included in the software will be provided. Next, the software will be shaped by directing them about the features. An artificial intelligence application will be developed using the data set created with the information of all patients. Software Testing Phase: All the parameters of the software will be tested by producing all sockets with the developed software. Creating a Digital Prosthesis Factory: The outputs of all work packages will be reviewed. If improvement is required, all strategic plans and improvements will be made. It is thought/ planned that the software will be developed within 12 months by applying these work packages respectively.