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SYNOPSIS This paper presents the development of a new prototype system for the acquisition of the 3D mandibular movement. In Dental Medicine, the study of the mandibular movement is very important in oral rehabilitation treatments because it allows to determine if exists, or not, pathologies in the temporomandibular joints and helps medical doctors to(More)
In dental medicine, the study of mandibular movement has an important role in oral rehabilitation as it allows diagnosis of pathologies in the temporomandibular joint and the definition of adequate treatment plans. In this paper, a new device specially developed for the acquisition and analysis of 3D mandibular movement is presented. A facial arc is adopted(More)
Product development refers to the transformation process of an idea into a product or service. It can be applied to any sector, but special attention must be given to each industry particularities. In the case of medical devices, the development process should consider the multiple definitions of the term 'medical device', a vast regulatory framework as(More)
In Dental Medicine, the study of the mandibular movement has an important role in the development of oral rehabilitation treatments, because it allows to determine if exists or not pathologies in the temporomandibular joints and helps the definition of adequate treatment plans. In this paper, is presented the development of a new system for the acquisition(More)
The peculiar construction of the temporomandibular joint allows the mandible to move according to six degrees of freedom. In Dental Medicine, is essential to know this movement to simulate the tem-poromandibular joints, to position tooth moulds in articulators and to reproduce the mandibular movements in order to insure a satisfactory occlusion. In this(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysms are indolent but deadly. Among the current treatments is endovascular aneurysm repair, a minimally invasive procedure that resorts to a stent-graft to shield the aortic wall from blood pressure. Although this procedure allowed more patients to be treated and offers several other advantages, complications still occur and there is a(More)
During product development, ideas are narrowed down to a single one by the designers in order to satisfy the customers' needs. This process is called concept selection and is crucial to the development of new products because, from this point onward, the design team is committed to a concept whose modification implies delays and additional costs. Decisions(More)
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA or triple A's) are indolent and deadly diseases. Their treatment options involve either an invasive procedure or a minimally invasive one. When the minimally invasive procedure, endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), was introduced, it revolutionized the treatment of AAA's due to advantages such as shortened hospital stays and(More)