November 10, 2008

Imagining branded prosthetics of the future

In the future, will all the cool kids will be wearing Air Jordan prosthetics? Designer Colin Matsco certainly thinks so:
3D printing has become an incredibly powerful tool to customize one-off products for differing applications. This project was based on using this technology to design a customized prosthetic leg for a specific user- a young, urban, male athlete. Nike was chosen as an appropriate brand to bring form to the leg. It also required familiarizing oneself with the emotional, medical, lifestyle, and physical changes the user would encounter.


Anonymous said...

How functional is this compared to an athletic prosthetic such as the Blade?

It has an urban athletic look to it, but I'd like to see results on the purchase and release on such components as the calf area.

Can you really play spors using this prosthetic?

George said...

No, this is merely a conceptualization of what might come to be.