The Expanse is chock full of nifty gadgets, technology and, uh, sexual recreation. But just how realistic is all of it? Let's take a look at all of the future tech in each episode and discuss just how possible it really is.
In Episode 5, After Amos injects himself with painkillers, Naomi sprays anti-septics and coagulant, which disinfect and seal his leg wound. She then applies an 'air cast,' which quickly expands and creates a hard shell.
It's widely thought that 3D printing will be the future of limb repair casting. Traditional casts are generally problematic in that they are susceptible to water, so wearers have trouble bathing, which can lead to hygiene issues. 3D printing would create a more structured support for broken limbs while also remaining lighter and more durable than currently used casts made of plaster or polyurethane. This cast certainly seems to take many elements of a 3D printed cast (with some future tech thrown in) - it's structured and tailored to Amos' leg.
But what is that black fluid? It appears to be some sort of self-hardening polymer, but the question remains, what is going on underneath the cast? Are their healing properties in the fluid? This may be one science question that we revisit at a later episode (hint hint).