We are living in a world in which more and more people are interested in expressing their individual personality through body art including clothing, tattoos, jewelry and more. The age of customized and individualized design is undermining old canards including the proper look and feel of a prosthetic device.
Personalized Prosthetic Leg
Czech Industrial designer, Tomas Vacek of Studio Vacek, touts his studio’s “designs for mankind” specializing in interior and lighting design, TID watches, concrete jewelry and wearable architecture. Vacek compares his company’s ability to Pixar’s skill in turning cold machinery into warm and lovable characters.
Vacek’s new 3-D printed prosthetic leg covers provide users with a cover featuring finely tuned and shaped leg muscles, colors, and designs to fit the individuality and personality of the user. To accomplish this, Vacek’s product is 3-D printed.
Amputees, whether new or old, deal with a large number of challenges in learning to walk, dealing with fitting issues that are partially solved by distal cups and fitting socks that protect the very bottom portion of a user’s leg. Providing personalized prosthetic legs that look good just makes the user’s life just a little bit easier.