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Stratasys unveils world's first 3D printed wearable, functioning digestive tract

Brian Karlovsky | May 19, 2015
A photosynthetic wearable piece with hollow internal channels designed to house micro-organisms

Mushtari is a continuation of a piece from Oxman's Wanderers: An Astrobiological Exploration , part of 'The Sixth Element' design collection curated by Stratasys for EuroMold 2014.

With four pieces of artwork, the Wanderers series is an ongoing collaboration between Stratasys and Neri Oxman.

The Wanderers series speculates about the possibility of voyaging beyond planet Earth to other planets.

Each of the wearables in the series is designed to contain and generate life-sustaining elements.

The Stratasys 3D printed piece for Oxman's creation and TED Talk continued this idea and saw Mushtari function for the very first time as a vessel to support, control and manipulate living organisms inside a wearable device.

Other Stratasys 3D printed pieces featured in the TED Talk that were developed by Oxman and her team, included an acoustic chair designed to absorb sound, a 'second skin' cape and skirt designed by Oxman with Iris Van Herpen for Paris Fashion Week 2013, and a bone and muscle inspired helmet from Oxman's ' Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet' collection.

 

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