The Future: New 3-D Printed Titanium Prosthetics

December 6, 2016

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Exo Prosthetics is a new company founded by designer William Root that aims to develop much more affordable, 3-D printed titanium prosthetics in a fraction of the time of traditional prosthetics. Plus they make it look like you're from the future.

First, a 3D scanner collects information from the residual limb of the wearer, ensuring the finished prosthetic will be customized to fit the body.


Next, modeling software is used to design the limb

The wearer can customize the limb to match their particular fashion sense. Amputees can benefit physically and psychologically from wearing a prosthetic limb, but robotic appearances of current models can negatively affect wearers self-esteem. The added bonus of customization is especially helpful for amputees to overcome the psychological stress of wearing a false body part.

Admittedly, that's a pretty sweet looking prosthetic. Like, I would wear that. Now I'm not saying I want one so bad that I'm going to cut my own leg off, but I'm also not saying I didn't just text my dad asking what kind of saws we have in the garage.

Keep going for one more shot.

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Thanks to my buddy D.j., who agrees if you're getting fitted for a prosthetic and the doctor offers to make it a laser gun instead, don't turn him down.

  • MostlyPonies

    Looks like it could get caught on something, and harder to clean than a solid surface.

  • da1nonlysage

    Dude! Amputated drug dealers will use this the best! Wear tube socks and hide a pouch with all the drugs in it

  • Prosthetic limbs keep getting cooler and cooler. One day I'm'a hack a limb off just to get one.

  • Meh

    Pretty cool looking. But unless it functions like that Deus Ex stuff i'm not game.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Early adopters usually get screwed. Personally I think it would be kind of cool if we could have robotic prosthetics that could feel and basically never tire out.

    Imagine how much easier it would be to drive sports cars, fly supersonic jets, etc if you didn't have to worry about your blood pooling in your extremities.

    The cover of the original Star Fox showed Fox had robotic looking legs. It seems that later iterations of Star Fox retconned this a little.

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