Bones Orthopedic Cast Concept by Pedro Nakazato Andrade has designed Bones orthopedic cast with sensors to capture the muscle activities around the fracture area and also stimulate full recovery time of the patient. Your main objective of this project is to provide specific data and achievement with the patients based on his or her level of exercises throughout the cast period. Bones will simulate the time of recovery determined by all the physical activity data in the patient. Patients go to Hospital while they suffer from bone fractures to be analyzed and receive proper treatment in the doctor. They will become presented with Bones orthopedic cast. Each occasion the user turns on Bones, the EMG sensors will record all muscle activity across the fractured area and save the data inside cast device. All this information will next go into the community based website of Bones where Doctors, physiotherapists, along with other new users associated with Bones can follow the patient’s progress. With this way, new users can visualize their accomplishment based on the data through former patients with the identical type of fracture. Sharing this information is a good way to encourage additional patients to engage along with their recovery process through beginning of the treatment.
For this project, the designer has accomplished some research in order to decide the material for the cast. It has to be lighter, hygienic, and thinner compared to traditional material. He decided in order to use Polycaprolactone for the cast. The particular muscle sensors are embedded on the band which goes under the Bones orthopedic cast to maintain the muscle tension around the fractured area. In the end, using Bones orthopedic cast can reduce the overall period regarding recovery time. Because the actual recovering process from a fractured bone doesn’t depend just on period spent using the cast but the entire activity as well as muscle strains recovery process. During the cast period the fractured limb loses huge amounts involving muscle strain due to the inactivity in the area. One of the causes is that users begin to exercise the limb just after removing the cast while they should always be engaged in keeping the muscles throughout the fractured area active from the 1st day with the cast.