Jake Evill, a graduate from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, has been developing a cast that he calls Cortex. The concept of Cortex is to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Arch2o-3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast-Jake Evill (2)

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Evill says that 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.”

Arch2o-3D-Printed Exoskeletal Cast-Jake Evill (5)

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It would be 3D-printed, with top-level support around the break area to provide a snug fit. While the 3D-printed method would take longer to produce than a plaster cast, it is a push in the right direction for anatomy and medicine.

By Alice T. Hellyar

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