William Root wondered if there would come a day when prostheses wouldn’t be such an expensive quality of life restoring purchase. With the spirit of an entrepreneur, he saw the challenge as an opportunity and succeeded by creating the Exo Prosthetic leg.
With the use of a 3D printer, 3D scanner, and complex 3D modeling software, the industrial designer was able to drastically reduce the labor previously necessary to build prostheses, and in the process making them significantly less expensive.
These cheaper prostheses are molded from a lighter, more attractive laser-sintered titanium. There is a variety of colors and patterns which can be chosen from, allowing patients to personalize their products to their liking.
To learn more about Root’s entire proposal for the Exo Prosthetic Leg, check out it out on Behance.