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3D-Printed Plastic Cast Heal Broken Bones Faster E-mail
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3D-Printed Plastic Cast Heal Broken Bones Faster

3D-Printed Plastic Cast Looks Awesome And Uses Ultrasound To Heal Broken Bones Faster

Designer Deniz Karasahin has created a prototype for a new kind of cast called ďOsteoidĒ that will hopefully help revolutionize the treatment of broken bones. His 3D-printed cast is stylish and more effective than the currently ubiquitous plaster casts we all know and dread.

The castís slick look isnít just eye candy Ė the holes prevent the cast from becoming excessively stinky or itchy, which is a common problem with big, heavy and non-breathable plaster casts. Its plastic construction means that it itself is waterproof but that it will also allow the patientís skin to breathe.

The castís production process seems like itís right out of a sci-fi movie. First, a 3D scan is done of the patientís arm. Then, modeling software generates a cast and creates holes. All of this is transferred to a program that finally allows a 3D printer to create the cast.

The cast also has an ultrasound system called LIPUS (Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound System), which greatly increases the healing speed of broken bones. This system couldnít be used in plaster casts because of their composition, but it can be freely incorporated into these 3D-printed casts.

Perhaps most important of all, however, is that the cast can come in any color that plastic can be printed in. So while you wonít be able to get your cast signed anymore, you may actually end up looking stylish when wearing it.

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The Urban Space Becomes A Stage E-mail
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Iím a photographer from Romania, who usually takes pictures of dance scenes at the theater in Bucharest.

Three years ago, I decided to move dancers to the urban space and created the ĎDancing Bucharestí project. The city is alive and spontaneous. Itís a source of pleasure and inspiration, unlike a simple studio. I felt that images had their own personality and soul.

The Urban Space Becomes A Stage

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