With all of the advances in medical technology, you've got to wonder why at least one or two of these future-forward cast designs aren't more ubiquitous. Broken bones are healed now the same way they were years ago: by being set in a plaster cast. However, many of the casts featured here propose entirely new ways to heal broken bones.
These future-forward cast designs feature casts that heal bones using vibrations, along with casts that let your doctor monitor your healing from afar. There's even a social cast that allows your friends to send you a get well soon card, a message that is displayed on the cast's e-ink display. While technology has yet to penetrate the world of the common cast, the days of using giant plaster molds to heal bones appear to be at an end.
3D Printed Casts
Vibration-Healing Bone Casts
Plant-Based Body Casts
High-Tech Orthopedic Casts
From Social-Powered Casts to Snowboarding Wrist Wraps
Jan 30, 2014By: Michael Hines -