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dc.contributor.author Hanson, William J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-28T19:08:07Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-28T19:08:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the MEC’08 conference, UNB; 2008. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/2782
dc.description.abstract Custom high-definition silicone restorations and cosmetic covers for prostheses are intended to match the appearance of the user’s sound-side limb. In addition to the physical characteristics, the cover must match the user’s skin color. This color match is a difficult process and traditionally has been done subjectively by the practitioner attempting to match standard color swatches to the patient’s skin tone. Ambient light and the practitioner’s judgment affect this process. A new portable spectrophotometer has been developed to solve this problem. It measures the color, removing the subjectivity from the process. These measurements have 5 times greater resolution than the color swatch approach. It also blocks ambient light and provides its own broad-spectrum light to assure a good color match across the entire optical spectrum. As a result, the color match will be good regardless of the lighting condition during the evaluation. This approach substantially improves the process, resulting in a better color match and greater acceptance by the user. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Myoelectric Symposium en_US
dc.subject spectrophotometer en_US
dc.subject color match en_US
dc.title USE OF PORTABLE SPECTROPHOTOMETER SOLVES COLOR MATCH PROBLEM en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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