Monitor Broken Bones With a High-Tech Cast

What's preferable to a plaster-cast on your broken arm? Well, obviously an unbroken arm, but if you don't have that option this high-tech orthopaedic cast is next in line. It uses electromyographic sensors so doctors can monitor muscles from afar.

Designed by the Brazilian Pedro Nakazato Andrade, the cast sends all sorts of stats on the health of the broken bone to an online spreadsheet for doctors to keep track of. This would hopefully improve the recovery time of the patient, plus cut back on visits to the doctor. [Pedro Nakazato Andrade via Fashioning Tech via Ecouterre]