Twikit for Orthotics

Conventional methods for the made-to-fit creation of orthotics are time consuming and require a lot of steps. In recent years, many specialists started working with 3D scanning and 3D printing to create light weight and comfortable devices. The challenge is the translation from a scan to a physical 3D-printed device that fits, requiring CAD engineering skills. This is where the TwikFit solution steps in.

The TwikFit solution, an easy to use turnkey ‘scan-to-fit solution’, allows medical professionals to create made-to-fit orthotics. This process is an end-to-end solution and is fully automated. The orthopaedics does not need any engineering skills and can work faster, with a higher efficiency and fewer errors. This results in a perfectly made-to-fit product, based on the scanned measurements of each patient.

The template based TwikFit solution saves time and money and results in a perfectly fitting device. The solution is compatible with a wide range of scanners, 3D printers and parts from many OEMs.

Applications for orthotics

Custom-fit products for improved comfort

Twikit has developed applications that can be used as plug and play with standardized templates. New ideas and applications can be designed together on request.

Technology

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TwikFit is a modular extension of the TwikBot platform for orthotics. It facilitates the creation of products based on 3D scans for a customized fit for personal body measurements, wear and comfort.

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The TwikFit Advantage

When it comes to fitting a handbrace, the goal is a perfect fit that feels light and seamless. TwikFit’s direct scan to print capabiltity means you can work with the most advanced materials and have a fit that is literally made for you.

Imagine designing a brace with a fit so meticulous, it feels intuitive. Surprisingly, such a device can be realized even without the slightest bit of CAD knowledge! TwikFit uses scan data that adapts a product template (cfr. a hand brace) via a morphing process, resulting in a unique product geometry. Various corrective processes at the scan level (scraping and angle corrections) eliminate challenges like bony prominence or too much pressure. Similarly, liners can be added to prevent friction.

Perfect fit aside, the fact that 3D prints are generally less expensive than traditional plaster cast methods is an obvious benefit. (It is worth noting that hospitals that rely on 3D scan data for medical products such as orthotics require fewer certifications. This translates into cost-savings for the hospital’s side).

Like with most other 3D print features, the patient is able to choose between materials like color, structure or finish. In the case of a handbrace, being able to select lightweight material helps the patient avoid a heavy cast or excessive pressure on the wrist or forearm. The highly-customized device leads to greater patient compliance, too—which is great for patient results.

Whether TwikFit is used for a handbrace, wheelchair, ankle foot orthosis, Twikit remains a world leader in the innovation of medical orthotics with made-to-fit medical devices.

Services

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Partners

Partners for orthotics

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