If you’ve ever broken a bone, you’ll know that wearing a fiberglass and plaster cast can be uncomfortable, inconvenient, itchy, and even stinky, all in a disguise for an injury you can’t really see. Jake Evill, a media design graduate of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has managed to modernize the ancient concept of a splint using 3D printing technology. Utilizing X-ray technology, paired with 3D printing and scanning, the Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a fully-ventilated structure to heal broken bones.
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(July 2, 2013).