(Dec 2013-Updated November 2015) Practical, functional — and artful, appealing design
High-concept Ortho Printing
After centuries of splints and plaster casts that have been an itchy, smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged …
Welcome to the Cortex exoskeletal cast. Digital technology that 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.
The cast is “like a mash-up of a spider web, a piece of honeycomb and a fishnet stocking. The network of holes is one of the new cast’s greatest benefits”, says Leon Benson, a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Published on: Dec 27, 2013