Health & Fitness

3D printed cast

Kristen Sparrow • July 13, 2014

3D Printed Cast

Having just heard a segment on Science Friday on NPR about 3 D printing, my first thought was wearables for acupuncture.  For example, an ear imprint with a strategically placed tack or magnet.  Or a wearable on the lower leg to stim Spleen 6 as Filchie does for hot flashes.

But, as always, I’m way behind the times, and a Turkish student has implemented 3D printing for a cast which can then use ultrasound to help speed up healing.