chapter  9
28 Pages

- Reverse Engineering in Medical Device Design

Value of Reverse Engineering in Patient Care ....................................................... 187 Reverse Engineering Methods ............................................................................... 189

Digitizing........................................................................................................... 189 Case Study: Using a Low-Cost Scanner to Digitize a Vertebra ................... 189

Using a Flatbed Scanner for Three-Dimensional Reconstruction ..................... 192 Cannibalizing an Existing Device ..................................................................... 193

Why Reinvent the Handle? ........................................................................... 194 Case Study: Building on an Existing Product for Higher Performance ............ 194

Case Study: Making Your Own Stent ........................................................... 196 Where to Find Used Medical Devices and Equipment .......................................... 196 Three-Dimensional Reconstruction ....................................................................... 198

Common Three-Dimensional Capture File Formats and Terminology ............. 198 Continuity ..............................................................................................................200