Jake Evill, a recent graduate of Victoria University, New Zealand, has developed a new type of 3D-printed brace for broken limbs using a hacked Xbox Kinect.

The 'Cortex cast' is described as an injury-localised exoskeleton which is designed to follow the contours of the scanned broken limb, also being lightweight, washable and recyclable.

Each cast will weigh less than 500 grams.

The structure of the Cortex is based on the honeycomb-like formation of our own bone structure, with Evill stating that "nature has the best answers".

Full prototyping and testing is expected to take place once Evill finds a hospital and manufacturer to work with.

It's unconfirmed that Mr Evill is currently in a secret lair planning to take over the world.

Source: PCR | jakeilldesign