3D Printed Lightweight Knee Brace

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-40747
Published February 01, 2022 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Researchers have developed a lighter, yet more robust knee brace for the elderly who suffer from knee problems. Using 3D printing techniques, the team has managed to reduce the weight of a traditional exoskeleton knee brace (typically built using metal) by 30 percent, thanks to an innovative design that uses lightweight plastic and assistive springs.