the ‘exo-prosthetic leg’ created by adam root, is a printed artificial limb that used modern technologies to fabricate the customizable, intimate, form-taking body part. images courtesy of william root
Good news for amputees in the US, the DEKA Arm System, the most advanced prosthesis prototype of its kind, has been approved by the FDA. The Deka arm which is capable of ten types of movement, works by converting muscle contractions into controlle.
In the future, braces will be printed to help people save on cost and manufacture time. The girl wearing a brace in the picture has scoliosis and is using a printed brace to help keep her posture right to not further worsen her scoliosis.