Self-repairing running shoes 3D printed from biological cells

3D printed running shoes

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http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/11/3d-printed-trainers-synthetic-biology-protocells-shamees-aden-wearable-futures/

A London designer and researcher has prototyped shoes that repair themselves overnight. How? They’re made of protocells, which are non-living molecules that can be added together to create materials that respond to stimuli like pressure or light. The protocells are 3D printed to fit the wearer’s foot perfectly and puff up to create extra cushioning when needed.

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  1. Pingback: Self-repairing trainers 3D-printed from biological cells | TransBio-Tex

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