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Graduation Project 2013

Gintare Cerniauskaite

Department: Man and Leisure
Website: www.gintarecer.eu

EXO

Gintare Cerniauskate shows what cross-overs between design and health care can do. Her 3D printed ‘EXO’ cast heals broken bones faster than a traditional plaster cast. Because of its open, waterproof, and removable structure, physiotherapy can start immediately, which significantly shortens healing time and prevents complications. EXO is made of a strong, lightweight plastic that fits every patient perfectly, and the look can be customised by choosing a particular pattern and colour. When the cast is removed four to six weeks later, you won’t need any further treatment. After shredding, the recycled material can be used for new casts.

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Photographs: Lisa Klappe