The 'SCALED' wearable cast has been designed by Natalie Kerres as a naturalistic healthcare solution for those who experience joint injuries to prevent them from potentially interfering with the healing process. The scale-like cast works by being positioned on the joint and will restrict the movement of the person to allow it to rest instead of being used like normal. This is intended to reduce the instance of recurrent issues that can develop from improper care and thus lead to long-term immobility.
The 'SCALED' wearable cast puts biomimicry front and center with its scale-like design that is inspired by the geometry of lizard, fish and pangolin scales. The covering could work with injury prevention, sports performance enhancement and rehabilitation, and has received funding to be part of the MedTech SuperConnector for further development.