Two industrial designers from Barcelona have created a swimming fin to accelerate the rehabilitation of Pedro, a 16-year-old boy who suffered a stroke, which paralyzed half part of his body.
Pedro is a sixteen years old guy from Barcelona who loves sports. In August 2012 he suffered a stroke, a left ganglion basal hemorrhage, which paralysed half part of his body. After a long period of rehabilitation, Pedro recovered a great part of the mobility, except in his right hand, affected by spasticity. Spasticity is a disorder of the central nervous system that causes an increase of the muscular tone hindering totally or partially the movement of the affected muscles.
By using the BCN3D Sigma 3D printer, industrial designers created a customized orthotic swimming fin enterly designed for anthropometric measures of Pedro's hand. Sigma R19, an independent dual extruder machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7UxQWz5Nm8
Thanks to the immediacy that 3D printing offers, Pedro had his personalized 3D printed swimming fin in a very short period, generating, among others, the following advantages:
- Improvement in body position, facilitating stroke and movement.
- An increase of the musculature in the upper part of the body.
- Due to the improvement in the swimming position, Pedro spent more time in the pool without getting tired. That improved muscle tone throughout the body.
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