3D-Printed Exoskeleton

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Applications for 3D printing keep pushing the boundaries of design, art and science. The latest innovation is a robotic suit that acts as an exoskeleton—incorporating both 3D-printed components and mechanical parts—and assists paralyzed people with their walking and standing. Each suit is individually crafted: the wearer’s thighs and hips are scanned, then the components are printed to ensure comfort and capability. In development since 2005, the suit represents the wide-reaching, life-changing capabilities that 3D printing technology holds for the present and future.