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September 9, 2010

BehindTheMedspeak: Designer prosthetics

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From designboom and The Design blog:

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Prosthetic limbs are infamous for their menacingly cold, steely looks, contrary to delicate human attributes imbued with life and blood.

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Recognizing that most prostheses available on the market today are bad imitations of a natural leg or simply thin steel poles that disregard the female body silhouette altogether, Outfeet by recent industrial design graduate Aviya Serfaty aims to embrace the idea of a prosthesis not only as a medical device but also as a fashion accessory which becomes an extension of natural movement.

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Especially designed for amputee women, the lightweight carbon fiber leg features adjustable knobs which control artificial arches in the sole, making it easier for the user to adapt to various needs.

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The leg can be covered with flexible skins for different occasions without putting additional weight on the prosthesis.

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Outfeet comes with a separate heel which can be attached to the sole according to need or removed for simple commuting.

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Comments

I think they're beautiful. Prosthetics have been scary and inhuman-looking for far too long. Yay, technology!

Posted by: Becs | Sep 10, 2010 5:13:00 AM

Meandering thought -

One of the regulars on Hawthorne has a prosthetic leg, wonder if the company has contacted her?

Posted by: John A | Sep 9, 2010 9:26:20 PM

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