#TransformationTuesday: 3D Printed Prosthetics Transform You Into A Work Of Art

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We don’t wish losing a limb on anyone, it’s a terrible thing, truly. And as a way to combat the trauma, there are many companies out there that turn to the power of 3-D printers to bring high design to the myriad of limb choices available in the medical community. See more stunning photos of this innovative technology after the break.

Wired Reported:

Bespoke Innovation treats artificial limbs like works of art and the e-Nable project uses low-cost 3-D printers to create high-power hands. Now William Root, a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute in New York City, has developed a system to 3-D print super-lightweight prosthetic legs with stealth styling.

Called Exo, Root’s prosthetic concept combines his interests in aesthetics and biomechatronics, as well as inquiries into the preferences of amputees. “In my research it became clear to me that there is a lot wrong with how designers typically try to approach a prosthetic limb and how the industry goes about making prostheses,” says Root. “Prostheses are not aesthetically pleasing, extremely expensive, and difficult to produce.”

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Read the full article over at Wired.com

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