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.

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