Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar of Umeå University in Sweden has come up with one of the greatest ideas in child prosthetics I can remember.
Essentially, he designed a prosthetic arm that’s compatible with Lego, so kids can create their own custom creations off of their prosthetic.
Not only is it cool for the kids and an awesome invention, the fact that it is easy to assemble and helps children with a missing limb build confidence is heartwarming.
Carlos believes his IKO arm, which features a twist-and-lock modular design, will help kids who used to see another child with a prosthetic as different in a different light, probably even the cool kid in school.
It would be great to see kids bonding over a Lego prosthetic, learning and interacting at the same time!
Salute to Carlos for the idea and best wishes to the research and development team as the IKO arm continues to get better and better.