While we all would like to think that we are invincible, we know that the human body is all too frail. So, when things do break, it’s almost like adding insult to injury to have to walk around for weeks with one of those awful papier-mâché casts. Even worse, it means we have to do our best to avoid all water. Which is why we got so excited when we found out about the Xkelet 3D printed cast.
Not only does this orthosis brace look far cooler than your average cast, but its also completely waterproof – and that’s kind of a big deal for anyone that likes to swim, surf, boat, or even just take a normal shower. Because, with this cast, you can. Plus, it’s a multi-piece design held together by a series of rubber o-rings; which means you can take it off to clean it whenever you need to. But, the best part of this technology is that, via an included XK app, medical professionals can scan your broken limb to 3D print an Xkelet cast that is custom fit exactly to your body – and it even comes in a bunch of different colors. It almost makes us look forward to our next break. Almost.
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