A 3D-Printed Splint for Faster Healing

Anyone who’s worn a cast understands the many setbacks: it’s itchy, you can’t shower with it and you’re left with a tanline by the time if comes off. So after tearing a ligament in his arm, Scott Summit—the senior director of functional design at 3D systems—turned to 3D printing as an alternative to the primitive fiberglass wrap, resulting in a next-level skeletal splint. While it’s …

What Will Nana Do Next?

The Nexcare Brand team wants to put their comedic character and durable products to the test, with the help of your imaginations

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Nexcare Brand has put Nexcare Nana—their water-, germ- and dirt-proof bandage-loving, elderly comedic character—through all kinds of dramatic tests for the “Will It or Won’t It?” video series which debuted last year. Whether it’s being blasted with a fire hose or diving into a dumpster, Nana endured—as did the Nexcare Waterproof Bandages she was sporting. Now, the Nexcare Brand is ready to put their bandages—and …

One Drop App Helps Manage Diabetes

After Razorfish co-founder Jeff Dachis was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes at the age of 47, he turned to his smartphone for software to manage the disease—but came up short on options. Being a serial entrepreneur, Dachis decided to create his own app, One Drop, that would fill the void in diabetes management apps. One Drop allows users to log and share information with each other, …