Colorado-based company creates cast said to break mold of cast industry

DENVER — A Colorado start-up is behind a revolutionary cast that allows your skin to breathe, isn't affected by water and is branded as just as effective as a normal cast.

ActivArmor has officially rolled out its 3D-fitted active cast, which they brand as "much more comfortable to wear than traditional bracing options." 

According to ActivArmor, the cast is designed to be used for a number of different cast options, including wrist, hands, thumbs and more. 

Although it hasn't yet been tested for bone-level strength, creators say its support can still help with various ailments. 

The casts are available in Colorado now, being prescribed by doctors as splints, but the founder hopes to go nationwide in 2017. 

Company representatives say they hope both the strength of the casts — which is made from the same plastic as Legos — is one of multiple reasons people see the splints as a viable options. 

Due to the porous nature of the cast, they're branded as much more hygienic. That benefit has already led many to start choosing them as an option.

The splints are covered by many insurance policies, including Medicaid. 

To learn more about the growing company, tap here. 

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