Standard Cyborg develops waterproof prosthetic with the help of 3D printers

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A startup company called Standard Cyborg has developed a new waterproof prosthetic leg, using 3D printing to not only help them prototype and develop the design, but also to manufacture the custom prosthetics. Most prosthetics are not waterproof and this can limit the wearer’s lifestyle quite a bit. The ability to stand in the shower is not only a great feeling, but also much more convenient for amputees when they are travelling. It saves them from having to bring a shower stool or sit in the tub which  may not always be possible. The creator Jeff Huber also says it is easy to put on and take off meaning that it’s easily put on during the night if you have to make a quick trip to the bathroom or let the cat out of the room.

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