December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
According to statistics, there are currently about 650 million people with disabilities in the world, accounting for about 10% of the world's total population
In terms of materials, the application of recycled plastics adds a layer of environmental protection to the prosthesis in addition to helping people with disabilities to normalize their lives
Usually, these areas often have more disabled population due to conflicts, and because of poor economic development, they also play the role of the last stop for resource recycling in the world
It is reported that the cost of prosthetic materials produced in this way is reduced by about 50%.
The production technology is based on the national conditions and recycling manufacturing capabilities of less developed countries, and is produced by injection molding or extrusion methods, which also greatly ensures the function and performance of the prosthesis.
Karthikeyan Kandan from De Montfort University also gave a feasible solution for making prosthetic parts based on recycled plastic
Kandan found two volunteers in India to try it out.
According to the feedback, the receiving cavity is lighter in weight, easier to walk, and more breathable, making it ideal for use in the hot climate of India
In terms of high-end material design, thermoplastic carbon fiber materials and 3D printing technology are also becoming new members in the field of prosthetics
In addition, as a thermoplastic carbon fiber reinforced composite material, polyether ether ketone not only has good biocompatibility in in vitro cell culture, in vivo soft tissue and bone tissue, but also performs very well in medical 3D printing implants.
Eyes, such as bone repair materials, surgical stents, etc.
, are more durable, safe and friendly than ceramic materials and metal materials used in traditional methods