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LinuxPR: CIRTES Chooses Open CASCADE Surface Module to Develop Software for Orthopedics Specialists

Feb 15, 2001, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"The Center for Engineering Research and Transfer (CIRTES, http://www.cirtes.fr) of the ESSTIN Engineering School at Saint-Dié des Vosges, France, has chosen the Open CASCADE surface module to develop the surface editing functions of its OrthoStrato software. Dedicated to orthopedics specialists, this software allows designing and modifying made-to-measure corrective devices, such as back braces and full body supports, in 3D. The orthopedic technician can easily modify the onscreen model of the orthopedic device thanks to the surface editing functions."

"At the request of Ravel Orthomedic, a company specialized in orthotics, the CIRTES developed software reduces delivery time for the corrective devices from 2 to 3 months to an average of 48 hours and shortens the production cycle by 50 to 70 percent in comparison with traditional methods. This reduction in time is crucial in light of the fact that an adolescent can grow up to 10 cm per month."

"Open CASCADE is an open-source tool for 3D modeling and is used for the development of trade-specific technical and scientific applications. Open CASCADE stable version 3.1 runs on Linux Mandrake and Red Hat, Windows and Sun Solaris platforms."

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