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Algorithms and 3-D Printing Could Be Used to Make Better Prosthetics

Algorithms and 3-D Printing Could Be Used to Make Better Prosthetics

The Atlantic - Jessa Gamble

Algorithms can be used to design cheap, perfect-fitting limbs, orthodontics, and other accessories. In 1981, Ian Gregson popped into the prosthetics shop in a Vancouver hospital to buy a new leg. The shopkeeper took various measurements, then made a plaster cast of the amputee’s residual limb to …

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