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General Information
    • ISSN: 2010-3697  (Online)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Model. Optim.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.7763/IJMO
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Adrian Olaru
    • Executive Editor: Ms.Yoyo Y. Zhou
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Prof. Adrian Olaru
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of IJMO. It's a journal that shows promise of becoming a recognized journal in the area of modelling and optimization. I'll work together with the editors to help it progress.
IJMO 2017 Vol.7(1): 34-38 ISSN: 2010-3697
DOI: 10.7763/IJMO.2017.V7.554

Embodiment Design Process in the Development of Articular Orthosis

Ricardo Duarte, Antonio Ramos, and Michel Mesnard
Abstract—The development of medical devices entails several challenges in order to obtain adapted and more efficient devices. Orthosis development presents several particularities, such as human-device interaction which requires a human centered design that can achieve a successful device and customer satisfaction. Although the largest and most creative part of product development happens during the conceptual design phase, it is also important to materialize the ideas and considerations. This materialization happens during the embodiment design phase. In the particular domain of orthosis development a design process is needed to organize the prototype structure and gradually extracting the final product architecture. The aim of the work presented in this paper is to develop a design process during the embodiment design phase to help in prototype materialization during the orthosis development process.

Index Terms—Biomedical engineering, design process.

Ricardo Duarte is with the Université de Bordeaux, Institut I2M-IMC, Talence 33000, France (e-mail: ricardo.duarte@u-bordeaux.fr).
Antonio Ramos is with the University of Aveiro, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal (e-mail: a.ramos@ua.pt).
Michel Mesnard is with the Université de Bordeaux, Institut I2M-IMC, Talence 33000, France (e-mail: michel.mesnard@u-bordeaux.fr).


Cite: Ricardo Duarte, Antonio Ramos, and Michel Mesnard, "Embodiment Design Process in the Development of Articular Orthosis," International Journal of Modeling and Optimization vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 34-38, 2017.

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