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Evaluation of a contemporary CADCAM system

McGarry, T. and McHugh, B.F. (2005) Evaluation of a contemporary CADCAM system. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 29 (3). pp. 221-229. ISSN 0309-3646

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    Abstract

    The objective of this study was to investigate the accuracy of the TracerCAD system in measuring a model of known dimensions and volumes. A cylindrical nylon 6.6 model was prepared. Landmarks were added to indicate proximal, distal, anterior, medial and lateral. Four additional landmarks were added at regular intervals along the length of the cylinder with a view to calculating diameters and volumes relative to these landmarks. The model was measured using a comparator with guaranteed accuracy to one hundredth of a millimetre, and was traced using the TracerCAD system (test 1) The test was repeated with the model rotated by 90 degrees (test 2), to determine whether there were any effects related to the orientation of the model in relation to the transmitter. The difference in average volume between measured results and TracerCAD scans was between 0.20% and -1.96%. Individual trace volumes varied between -0.0085% and -4.50 %. In all volumes measured in tests 1 and 2, all maximum volume percentage differences measured greater than 3%.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 15046
    Keywords: tracerCAD system, dimensions, volumes, proximal, distal, anterior, medial, lateral, landmarks, CADCAM, Other systems of medicine
    Subjects: Medicine > Other systems of medicine
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics
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    Depositing user: Dr Anthony McGarry
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2010 14:45
    Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 12:40
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/15046

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