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A design studio has created a 3D-printed walking stick.

Shiro Studio has worked with engineering firm Arup to create the stick and hope that users will be proud to use it, rather than embarrassed.

Studio Shiro was founded by Andrea Morgante who originally studied as an architect. Andrea developed an interest in medical design while volunteering as an emergency ambulance medical technician.

The ‘ENEA’ stick is porous, making it extremely lightweight, and has a bone tissue-inspired internal structure. This porous construction reduces the mass while retaining its strength. It also has a three-pronged handle.

The three-pronged handle is designed to reduce hand stress with a wider spread. The handle also allows the stick to be balanced on the edge of a table or other surface, so users needn’t worry about picking it up off the floor.

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