Cortex: The 3D-Printed 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, we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. 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.
By Jake Evill
after breaking my wrist five times and having it in a cast for over 18 months combined … YOU MAKE THIS NOW!?
I wonder if this actually works.
I love this concept but right now it would be incredibly costly and time-consuming to produce. Great concept though if is actually an effective way of splinting and immobilizing a fracture. I’d like to see this tested.