Origami Orthopedics!


Never did I think that something as elementary as paper folding could see itself having medical applications. The Bone Aid is a simple flat-packed board with a printed folding guide. The guide allows it to be folded in three different ways, making it an effective cast for elbows, legs or ankles. All one does is tear the Bone Aid out in the desired shape, follow the folding patterns, clip it into place and secure it with straps. Since it’s made out of PolyPropylene (PP), it can be folded easily into its desired shapes. Plus, used widely in the food industry, PP is safe to use in food and medical applications. With its three-birds-one-stone approach, the Bone Aid is perfect for areas with little to no access to medical expertise and equipment.

Designer: Yu-Chi Wang