Problems, that were once impossible to solve, even don’t exist now.
This is all because of the revolutionary steps taken by different researchers around the globe.
Today’s story is about once such advancement that will make the life of different people easier.
Recently, a group of engineers, from Chicago, have designed a new arm cast that is water-proof, breathable and itch-free.
Breaking of an arm or leg due to any unexpected incident is one bad and horrible thing to experience in a lifetime.
But, unfortunately, different people experience arm or leg breakage in their lifetime accompanied by severe pain and discomfort of having to wear a plaster cast.
Conventional plaster casts are associated with a number of problems such as experiencing itching.
Moreover, one was not able to take a bath for as long as the plaster was in place to keep your bone at the desired position.
Cast21, a Chicago startup, looked into the problems of plaster casts and decided to overcome issues associated with it.
Students from the University of Illinois, Jason Troutner, and design engineer Ashley Moy, and electrical engineer Justin Brooks finally made something that is worth appreciating.
These engineers have designed a cast that is breathable, more hygienic, and waterproof and it can easily be fitted in only 10 minutes, using a liquid resin that hardens and keeps the bone in place.
According to Veronica Hogg, the vice president of Cast21, this cast is designed to be removed easier than usual as well and does not need a circular saw.
She explained,” “We have this radical notion that you can enjoy your healing experience. You don’t need to be restrained from daily activities.”
Moreover, the vice president explained that it is offered with added bonuses such as no water or electricity is required to apply this specially designed cast and above all it is portable.
“The idea is to prove that this technology works… right now, we are past the prototype stage and have a fully functioning model in place for the forearm,” said Hogg. “We hope that this technology can span across the entire body.
We are looking forward to having a lower limb model for ankle fractures soon. It also has the potential for use in the military and for first aid at home.
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