A custom-fit Varstiff wrist brace could be applied and removed in seconds, yet remain rigid while in place
Varstiff could also be used for cervical collars
Items such as the traditional cervical collar, used by emergency medical technicians to immobilize the heads and necks of accident victims, may soon be getting some competition. Developed by Spanish research center Tecnalia, Varstiff is a textile material that is ordinarily soft and malleable, but that achieves a hardness equivalent to that of rigid plastic once a vacuum is applied.
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