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KSU Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities

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KSU Prof. Simin Nasseri demonstrates new finger support system

A KSU mechanical engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function. Prof. Simin Nasseri said finger deformation is very common among people who struggle with arthritis, Dupuytren’s contracture, and mallet finger, among other ailments. The team created a composite support with a soft polymer shell and a thin aluminum, steel or carbon fiber sheet running the length of the apparatus to provide rigidity. The shell was printed entirely in KSU’s 3D Center and the sheet was cut on campus as well.