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Cortex, A Stylish 3D-Printed Cast That’s Breathable and Recyclable

The Cortex cast, though currently only a concept and prototype, would use information from an X-ray and 3D scan of the patient to create a cast that securely supports the point of fracture…

Story by Kimber Streams - Source: http://laughingsquid.com
Photo © Jake Evill

Photo © Jake Evill

Victoria University of Wellington graduate Jake Evill has created the Cortex, a 3D-printed exoskeletal cast that’s designed to be ventilated, light, and recyclable unlike traditional plaster casts. The Cortex cast, though currently only a concept and prototype, would use information from an X-ray and 3D scan of the patient to create a cast that securely supports the point of fracture while allowing the rest of arm breathability.

Photo © Jake Evill

Photo © Jake Evill

Photo © Jake Evill

Photo © Jake Evill

Photo © Jake Evill

Photo © Jake Evill

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