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3D Printing The Cast Of The Future

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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.

Window Socket

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Window Socket – Kyuho Song & Boa Oh

So this is an absolutley brilliant idea! Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside.

Love this design and I really think it has a great potential.

I’d love it if they squared off the top so I could put my phone on the unit instead of hanging

then again, who cares what I think – this is pretty awesome