This Fashionable and Personalized Scoliosis Brace is Targeted Towards Teens

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 12, 2014
References: 3dsystems & psfk
By making a fashionable scoliosis brace, 3D Systems is looking to improve the likelihood of treatment success. The Bespoke Brace is a 3D printed back brace and personal medical device intended for teens and young adults who are suffering from the chronic condition.

Although a scoliosis brace is supposed to be worn at all times, many teens take off their stock braces, resulting in more surgery. The Bespoke is different because it is personalized, lightweight and comes in different patterns. By combining fashion, technology and design, the back brace will be more appealing to patients, and will therefore get worn more.

A successful pilot program at California's Children's Hospital of Oakland makes 3D Systems hopeful about rolling out this product further.