Fited and Brightlands Materials Center have collaborated on the development of the Bright Smart Scoliosis Brace, a 3D-printed corrective brace for scoliosis patients. The brace is customized for each patient, lightweight, and comfortable, and is made from carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics. Notably, the brace is embedded with carbon fiber sensors that track patient compliance. Spark Design Awards has recognized Fited with the Platinum Design Award in Health for this innovative design solution.
The Spark Design Awards is an annual international design competition that recognizes and celebrates designs that make a positive impact on society and the world. The awards cover a broad range of design categories, including product design, packaging design, digital design, and architectural design. The Spark Design Awards aim to promote and encourage innovative and creative design solutions that improve people’s lives, solve complex problems, and create a better future. The awards are judged by a panel of experts in the design industry, and winning designs are featured in exhibitions and publications, giving them global exposure and recognition.
Bright Smart Scoliosis Brace
Fited and Brightlands Materials Center collaborate on creating the Bright Smart Scoliosis Brace in a React-EU project. This is a lightweight, comfortable, 3D‐printed patient‐ specific corrective scoliosis brace. Made out of continuous carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics with embedded carbon fiber sensors that track patient compliance.
The project aimed to provide a brace that is more comfortable and less bulky compared to regular scoliosis braces. The Bright Smart Scoliosis Brace will have a high specific strength to weight ratio of carbon fiber composite structure, mesh design, and integrated locking mechanism. Due to the brace’s improved comfort and wearability, it is expected that patients are much more likely or able to comply with the prescribed usage‐time.
For more information about the FITED project and the expertise that Brightlands Materials Center brings to the project, please contact the Business Development Manager of our Sustainable Mobility program line, Richard Janssen.
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