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Bespoke prosthetics boost amputees’ self esteem and style

A London art graduate specialising in special effects for film and television has founded the Alternative Limb Project 

"The project aims to enable amputation patients to creatively customse the prosthetics they use. Rather than accepting dull and practical prosthetics, customers can create their own bespoke limbs that convey aspects of their personality, while also helping them to remain fashionable. So far, the startup has built a ‘stereo leg’ with built-in speakers for a songwriter, a modular anatomical design for a former soldier and a floral prosthetic for a young mother, among others. The studio also produces realistic-looking limbs for those who want to reconstruct their previous appearance."

Source: Springwise

Posted: Tue 21 May 2013