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.
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.
‘Beastly Bionics’ — National Geographic Kids