The EXO Prosthetic Leg is a unique prosthetic leg that is 3D printed in titanium and customized to each patient’s needs.
In the United States alone there are over 185,000 amputations annually, and over 90% of these are lower extremity amputations. But prostheses are extremely expensive and thus inaccessible for a lot of people. The objective of EXO is dual: to make an open-source 3D printed prosthetic leg that is more affordable than the current market offerings and to make prostheses more attractive.
The current flawed process to manufacture a prostheses requires a variety of craftsmen and technicians to customize each prosthesis to the amputee’s anatomy. A very time consuming and expensive process wich is now obsolete.
The EXO Prosthetic Leg uses a laser scanner and FitSocket, a technology developed at MIT to capture the properties of the patient’s leg tissue to allow it a better fit between the residual limb and the socket, which is the actual connection between both of them. The scans are then used to create a 3D mesh model of the prosthesis, and finally, the custom connectors and the mesh are 3D printed to complete the prosthesis. The result is a beautiful, cost effective, light weight titanium prosthesis that is affordable to more people than before.