Case Study: Introducing the Calibry 3D scanner into workflow of an orthopedic clinic to decrease physician workload.
In short: A German clinic asked Phoenix GmbH & Co. for a solution to automate orthosis production in order to minimize the doctor’s workload. Most of the clinic’s patients are children, who have to visit the doctors frequently as their feet grow.
The aim: To develop a standardized and reproducible process, which could be used by any orthopedist without special training in 3D scanning and reverse-engineering.
Instruments: Calibry 3D scanner, Calibry Nest software, Geomagic Wrap software (with algorithms developed by Phoenix), and a 3D printer.
Achieved Result: The automation of the manufacturing process reduced the orthopedists’ workload by 40% in production of orthosis. Additionally, the treatment became more comfortable for patients.
Phoenix GmbH & Co. KG is an engineering services company that specializes in product development using 3D printing and 3D scanning in the field of elite sports and orthopedics.
Last year, their client, an orthopedic clinic in Germany, asked Phoenix to develop a manufacturing process to reduce their doctors’ workload. The “old way” of creating orthosis for children was very inefficient.