In a new milestone in the field of 3D printing, a wheel chair bound woman is able to walk again with the help of a 3D printed Exoskeleton custom made for her body.
The year was 1992. Amanda Boxtel was paralyzed in her lower body due to a skiing accident. Doctors said she will never be able to walk again. Guess they were wrong, eh?
The exoskeleton was made by 3D systems and EksoBionics . It was custom made for Boxtel by 3D scanning her body, right down to the last wrinkle and then custom molding the suit for her. Combined with a set of mechanical actuators and controls, standard bionic tech by EksoBionics, the suit is the first ever exoskeleton. Continue reading Paralyzed woman walking again with the help of.. 3D printed exoskeleton!