Computed Volume Bearing

A design paradigm for a digital age

Computed Volume Bearing (CVB) is a new design paradigm developed by Snapform that uses modern simulation tools to compute the pressure inside the residual limb as part of the design process. Making it possible to design sockets that distributes the gait loads optimally on the stump. The outcome is better mobility for the amputee.

From 3D scan to socket

A CVB socket is designed from a 3D scan of the residual limb. The prosthetist provides input about sensitive areas and amputee preferences. Snapform combines this to build a computer model of the stump which is used in the digital design process.

Fewer patient visits to fit socket

Traditionally the fitting of a prosthetic socket has involved some trial-and-error. Our software tests the socket digitally in an iterative design process before the patient tries it. The result is fewer patient visits and a better patient experience.

Full gait simulation

Snapform provides a full gait simulation allowing the prosthetist to be confident that the socket fits when the patient tries it on

Open system

The CVB design method enables easy digital design in prosthetic clinics. There is no need to learn complicated CAD software. The socket shape is computed by the iterative design process.

The system is open. How you produce the socket is up to you.