Exoskeleton Body Art

No, this is not something new in bridal wear.

Remember those clunky plaster casts you had to wear on your broken arm? The days of those dirty, itchy, smelly bone menders may soon be over. 3D Printers are now able to produce custom “casts” for broken limbs and it may not be long before these printed versions become the reality for kids who fall out of trees.

But why stop there? Clearly the technology could be used for much more awesomely artistic things than as mere casts for broken arms. And while the decorative possibilities are obvious—just imagine designing your own unique exoskeleton—it has the decided advantage of being removable.

Watch out tats. Your days are numbered.

Monica Rix Paxson ©2016, all rights reserved
published with the permission of the author

Too short? Then go read our previous article, by Flippy, about his six stages of enlightenment.