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Soldiers Could Have Their Bones Copied And 3D Printed In Case Of Injury

The Telegraph:

Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, scientists have suggested.

Experts at the University of Nevada are in discussion with the US military to create records of ‘virtual’ soldiers which could be referred to by army surgeons.

The team already uses virtual operating tables to practice dissection and help medical students learn the anatomy of the human body.

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ajax172355d ago

Such a good time to be young. Hopefully all these 3d printed organs and bones will become perfected by the time I'm old and decrepit