Equipment and Technology
The Master of Science Program in Prosthetics and Orthotics is equipped with the most advanced state-of-the art machinery and tools available for the fabrication of artificial limbs. Infrared ovens and vacuum stations for thermoforming of any type of polymer sheets are separated from the lamination room with individual exhaust fume stations for the use of acrylic resins, carbon fibers and Kevlar braids.
We have one of the most advanced CAD systems on the market. The OMEGA Scanner 3D uses structured light to create a 3D image. When the light hits an object the pattern deforms and is then measured by the scanner at a rate of 550,000 measurements/second. Only one or two scanning targets are required to denote shape landmarks. The scanned shape generates directly in the software so it can see immediately what is captured with an accuracy of 0.5 mm. The structured light technology scans shapes at a faster rate with significantly less prep time than other lasers in the market.
Exclusive Access to HERL
Our students also have access to high-tech sophisticated fabrication equipment through the Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL).