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Challenging
the meaning of Prosthetics

Transdermal Prosthetic Arm

The brief was to push the boundaries of upper-limb prosthetic design and improve functionality. 

We worked with a transradial amputee who shared the frustrations and joys of using her prosthetic in everyday life. We also talked to health-care professionals who work closely with amputees.

Our insight from research was that when you have a functioning hand paired with a prosthetic the prosthetic is primarily an assistant to the dominate hand.

 

The hand handles the detailed work while the prosthetic holds, grips or secures. This led to the concept of a curling prosthetic hand, unlimited by current form-factors. 

ROLE
Industrial Designer

YEAR
2010

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This project has been featured in many online outlets and books and referenced in scientific papers. Controversial and fascinating, it challenged the meaning of conventional prosthetics. 

Featured in:

  • Wired

  • CNN

  • ‘Beastly Bionics’ — National Geographic Kids

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