xBand is an ultra-low-cost flat-packed leg splint system for use in disaster situations. In natural disasters, medical supplies are often in short supply due to their high unit prices and the difficulty of shipping them to the disaster site. In order to address these problems, xBand uses high-speed die-cut manufacturing and a flat-pack design to maximize the number of units in each shipment. Production to delivery and use can be achieved within the critical first 72 hours of a disaster.

Credits: University of Houston and Leo C.H. Chen
Contact: Leo Chen: leochen.uh@gmail.com