Carnegie Mellon University
October 07, 2021

Islam, Majidi, and Yao create ExoForm

By Kaitlyn Landram

Each year roughly 6 million Americans break a bone and head to their doctor for a plaster or fiberglass cast. After six long weeks of trying not to get the cast wet, and resisting the urge to itch the skin underneath, the patients return to their doctor to have the cast removed and tossed into the trash, unable to be used again. Mohammad Islam, Lining Yao, and Carmel Majidi have created a new material system that could change this standard in orthopedics: ExoForm.