DeRosa, N. M., Roane, H. S., Wilson, J. L., Novak, M. D. and Silkowski, E. L. (2015), Effects of arm-splint rigidity on self-injury and adaptive behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48: 860–864.
Nicole DeRosa, the author of this peer reviewed article, specializes in developmental care for children with disabilities. Henry Roane deals is also a pHD in psychology who deals with self-injurious individuals. Even though this is a splint that was created to decrease the level of self harm that individuals on the autism spectrum endure, the idea behind it could be useful for our invention. The innovation behind this splint is that it has varied levels of rigidity that could be controlled. The levels could be decreased by varying the type and number of stays in each pocket of the splint. We canIf a canvas arm splint in which the level of rigidity could be gradually decreased by varying the type and number of stays in each pocket of the splint.
Ellis, H. (2011). The early days of splints and splinting. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 21(7), 251+. http://remote.baruch.cuny.edu/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com.remote.baruch.cuny.edu/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=cuny_baruch&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA272168026&asid=3e6c6f6435b2f42c472f8489362a9bdb
Harold Ellis a professor of surgery who has written many different articles on fractures and broken bones. There is even a Harold Ellis prize of surgery that is named after him. He is a highly regarded and cited within the Internal Journal of Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal. This article gives a rundown of splints that have been used in practice since 18th century. While reading the article, i realized that splints have not progressed much after their first invention. In the 18th century, the idea of a splint was formed and by the 20th century, many different types of splints have been invented using the logic from over 200 hundred years ago. This proves that some advancements in this field would be useful since splints aren’t always very effective in immobilization.
Singh, D. A., (2017, March 25). Fracture Splints – Why Splint a Fracture? Retrieved October 22, 2017, from http://boneandspine.com/fracture-and-splints/
Dr. Arun Pal Singh is an orthopedic and trauma surgeon. He created this website specifically inr order to educate people on orthopedic issues and musculoskeletal health. He has published over 40 international papers. This article discusses what a fracture is from the beginning. It talks about why people should splint a fracture, how a splint helps in this situation, the splints needed for different parts of the body and how to properly splint a fracture. We can use this article for our invention by combining ideas from different types of splints and building off of how fracture splints work and possibly altering the techniques.