Lightweight 3D printed cast with ultrasound therapy

Lightweight 3D printed cast with ultrasound therapy

Anyone who has ever worn a cast knows well how itchy, smelly, and unpleasant it can be.

April 29, 2014
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Casts are heavy and have no ventilation, so skin beneath gets no air or sun while the unused muscles weaken and reduce in size. Deniz Karasahin, an industrial designer, has proposed a new approach that uses a 3D printer to create custom breathable, washable casts.

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