Sometimes life brings various situations that make it difficult to function normally and even change everything. Fortunately, there are solutions that in some cases can provide a person with a little more normality. They make it possible to enjoy life again. They restore efficiency and help to overcome various barriers and difficulties. We are happy to be part of such a project. Every project for the good of humanity makes the world a better place. The project in question involved the HKAFO orthosis, which is used to immobilise lower limbs and also to force children to walk properly. This was a huge challenge for us, also because there are very few similar products on the market which at the same time perform their function well.
The main aim of the work undertaken was to prepare a project for a device that would primarily ensure the possibility of growing with the child, as well as locking in every joint. Moreover, the customer also expected low weight and high durability. In order to achieve these parameters, we introduced a number of interesting solutions. Only metal splints are used in the orthosis, while the rest of the materials, such as the pelvises for immobilising the leg sections, are obtained by vacuum thermoforming from polyethylene. As a result, the brace is lightweight and also performs its function well. It is also possible to adjust the pelvises, so it can be used for children of different ages. It is also possible to lock the bend in any joint in the whole lower limb. We have also introduced handles on both sides of the HKAFO to support the child’s gait by the physiotherapist or parent.
Working on the orthosis was very exciting, but not without some difficulties. The biggest problem encountered during the whole project was the correct shaping of the pelvises so that they were ergonomic for little patients. What is more, the work also required many corrections at the request of the contracting company. As a result, we created something truly fantastic, which met the expectations of AKCES-MED. The customer was very pleased with the actions we took and the final product, which resulted in further cooperation.
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