Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 3 No 1 (2021): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109540

Medical Aids and Devices, ID 540

Novel 3D printed custom kinesiology tape for variable usage scenarios

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Abigail Duckworth  (Loughborough University), Andrew Gleadall  (Loughborough University), Richard Bibb  (Loughborough University)

Abstract

Kinesiology tape is a commonly used non-pharmacological, pain alleviating treatment modality and its usage is being continually expanded into differing clinical settings such as the reduction of post-operative swelling and injury rehabilitation. At present, it is not possible to customize the mechanical properties of the tape to individual patients or usage scenarios. This paper presents the novel design and method of 3D printing lattice structures directly onto kinesiology tape in order to obtain tailorable mechanical properties, using an economical printing system and materials that are appropriate for a clinical setting.

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How to Cite

Duckworth, A., Gleadall, A., & Bibb, R. (2021). Novel 3D printed custom kinesiology tape for variable usage scenarios. Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine, 3(1), 540. https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2021.2109540