Wednesday 10 July 2013

Cortex a revolutionary plaster through a 3D printer!

Heavy and imposing smelly plaster and you scratch soon will be a thing of the past! An American student has developed a prototype plaster airy and flexible that would protect and repair the broken bone while leaving your skin breathes. Farewell unpleasant odors, itching, unable to move your broken limb. With Jake Evill all these concerns will perhaps disappear! A graduate of the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand has invented a whole new kind of device to allow the broken bones of our members to fix without all the drawbacks associated with external casts. With the technology of 3D printer, he has developed a prototype plaster for exoskeleton particularly designed such that it has a futuristic air. Called Cortex and made of nylon, this device honeycombed with holes, to help to get the free flow of air throughout the broken part of your body. Holes prevent more itching. Another strong argument, this prototype is more flexible than a rigid plaster, so allow greater mobility. But where did Jake Evill strong is that the cast is strong enough on the part where the bone is broken in order to better protect it and prevent it from moving. On top of that it is fully recyclable and is waterproof! This little deed is made possible by several scans of the party to support. The first is a photograph X-rays can pinpoint where the fracture. The second is a 3D imaging of the full member, including flesh and bones, to know exactly what size to make the plaster. Then just solder the two parts (upper and lower) of the plaster to set. Yet there is one small problem: it takes time for 72 hours for the Cortex is ready to implement. It takes 3 hours to print both sides and several hours to allow the nylon cool and be strong enough. But Jake hopes that the evolution of 3D printing technology will rapidly to minimize this delay. It is certain that this new kind of plaster is really nicer than we are forced to wear for now! On top of that it has many advantages over standard plaster, it's a real asset. Of course we would prefer not to break an arm or a leg, but if that is the case, it is preferred to have such a device. By cons we can no longer draw on it! After seeing the prototype, are you still supporters of traditional plaster or do you prefer this new design and more apparently more convenient?

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