Prosthetic limbs that match your body … and your style: Industrial designer Scott Summit uses 3D printing technology to create individualized artificial limbs that users can choose and personalize to fit their unique style.
In a talk at TEDxCambridge, Summit explains how this process not only gives users autonomy over the aesthetics of their prosthetics, but also makes for artificial limbs that factor in the quirks, curves, and uniqueness of a user’s body, eliminating the need for prosthetic-wearers to hack their artificial limbs — with socks, bubble wrap, even duct tape — to feel comfortable. Watch the whole talk here»
Above, photos of some of the creations made by Summit’s design firm, Bespoke Innovations.
Prosthetics and making them as unique as the person who has to wear them. These are the things that I want to get into. Not just the 3D printing, but everything that has to do with prosthetics, from design to production to the person themselves.