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New material hold potential for making superior prosthetics, wearables

August 1, 2016

Researchers in the Netherlands have come up an advanced material, which could have applications in prosthetics, robotics and wearable technology among others.

Using 3D printing, the team has created a set of squishy rubber cubes that when put together can be programmed to change shape when pushed together.

As one block gets squished, other blocks react by changing their shapes as well.

This shape-changing material could have the ability to change according to a person's shape, forming complex shapes.

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