Monday, July 01, 2013

A Concept 3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast

After many centuries of splints and  cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike, the world over.

At last fracture support is brought into the 21st century. Jake Evill, a graduate from the Architecture and Design school at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has been exploring a new concept that he calls Cortex.

The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish.

The cortex cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture.

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