We have updated our first version of the AFO workflow to enable you to do more in less time. With options for standard measurements and advanced customization, we have equipped you with the flexibility to do more.
With the “standard” customization option, we have set fixed values automatically applied to your AFO order. This will save you the stress of inputting measurement values and adding trim lines. This should cut your AFOorder down by 75%.
· New TPU inlay option
· Including patient weight in the product selection step
· Selection of joint type based on joint size for either pediatric or medium
· Selection of plantar flexion range of motion
· Options to apply no correction or a standard set of correction
The customization option mirrors the previous workflow but has been optimized with more capabilities.It now serves as an advanced tool for clinicians who want more freedom in their customization process.
· Selection TPU inlay (None, full TPU boot, HalfTPU boot)
· Selection of joint type based on joint size
· Selection of plantar flexion range
· Four scan correction selections ( No correction,Forma correction, Standard correction, custom correction)
· Three new model options available ( standard,custom, and sketch)
You now have two options to select from depending on the product option you choose. If you select the standard option in the product step, you will have two options:
If you choose the custom option at the product step, you will have four options;
This will help you save time and skip the extra step of inputting extra measurements.
The new "customization" option within the AFO workflow allows you to choose between;
A. The standard option has set values that once chosen applies to all requirements for your AFO.
B. The custom option allows you to add;
C. The sketch option offers you all the options of the custom option but allows you to sketch your own trimline
You can now use a textured demo scan while testing out the Spentys workflow. In previous updates, we introduced "the textured scan" feature, which allows you to scan your patients and get the actual texture and markings in 3D. Now, we have a demo scan with this feature to help you familiarize yourself with the tools and capabilities without using an actual patient's scan. However, this demo scan is currently only available for upper limb scans.
How do you use this feature? Step-by-step guide
1. Once you have selected the limb you want to immobilize and the desired product to be modeled, click next to move to the scan step.
2. In the scan step, select (+Demo scan) and click the next step.
3. The scan will look slightly different, and this is because the opacity is turned down low, so you can see both the plain bluescan and the texture of the scan.
4. Adjust the slider for the opacity at the top right corner of your screen to visualize any desired areas.
We have improved the grid lines' contrast, transparency, andwidth to enable you to align your scans easily. Grid lines can now be adjusted from the center to either side of the splint, and they rotate accordingly to follow the current view of the scan. By clicking on the grid icon on the right-hand side of the scan will be recentred to the middle of the screen. We have also improved the grid boundaries to ensure complete squares throughout the grid and verified that the little squares are 1cm long and the big squares 10 cm long.
We have added controls for our A2, A4, H2, and W models toallow you to select the area on the orthosis you would like the thumb part tobe placed and easily adjusted. Now you have controls for stretching up and downthe limits of the splint on the thumb in AutoForma with a new feature called "Detailedcontrols."
How do youuse this feature? Step-by-step guide
1. The thumb must be selected as part ofthe limb you want to immobilize
2. Select any of the A2, H4, H2, and Wmodels
3. Once you have imported/scanned the selectedlimb and done the necessary correction, launch AutoForma.
4. Within Autoforma, assign the landmarksand allow the software to generate splint
5. Turn on detailed controls and adjust thedesired area of the thumb.
A new tool has been added to the design step, which allows you to create rivet holes for rivet attachments. The holes can be placed on any desired spot on the model, and the diameter can be adjusted with a slider to offer you more flexibility. This tool is available on FreeForma and AutoForma.
Rivets will appear automatically on the model and can be moved around to the desired area on the model. We have set boundaries along the edges of the model to restrict the rivets from being placed too near to the edge.
Visualizing the patient's anatomy in 3D just got better. With a high definition scan of the patient's limb you can now interact with the texture of the scan during your correction step so as to mark out areas of interest. Texture can be adjusted with an opacity slider at the top right corner of your iPad to allow you the flexibility to sculpt effectively and efficiently.
Now you can visualize the actual texture of the scan and have a realistic representation of the scan while being able to make markings of landmarks and areas of sensitivity on the scan. Modify your scans with super realistic texture representation of your patient's limb.
The line tool has been introduced to enhance free-hand sketching within Freeforma. Now, you can achieve straight lines with clean edges on your scan.
How do you use this feature? Step-by-step guide
Spentys' new crop tool allows you to cut scans at your desired angle. Our crop tool is used to cut out selected portions of a scan during the cleanup step to allow the clinician sculpt only a select part of the limb.
With the addition of angular sliders, you can now crop your scanned model either vertically or horizontally at different angles.
You will find this update most useful if you deal with complicated scans that were not positioned accurately or due to spasticity and contracture, the limb cannot be immobilised in its most functional state hence the landmark settings will be completely off and some manual manipulation will be required during the crop.