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Scott Summit, who had previously designed gadgets for Silicon Valley, created eye-catching covers for prostheses that he calls fairings, after the plastic shell around a motorcycle’s engine. The fairings of a bike “give it kind of the sex appeal and the sense of contour and flow.” Summit’s company, Bespoke Innovations, aims to do the same thing for a prosthetic limb. (Photo from Bespoke Innovations)
Customers can order a herringbone leg, or one with cut-out flower petals, or repeating geometric shapes that look like Moorish tiles.
“You’re not going to walk down the street in a Bespoke cover and have someone go, ‘oh that looks just like your real leg,’” said Brooke Artesi, who has a Bespoke fairing. “No. It looks like a piece of artwork walking down the street.” More.

I imagine something like this would be difficult/expensive to create or buy, but in case there’s anyone following this blog who has a prosthetic limb, I thought perhaps you might find this a beautiful idea.

So, my mum is having a leg amputation soon. While she’s mostly interested in being able to walk properly and is very much not into drawing attention to her leg, I love the idea that she could potentially turn her new prosthetic into something that’s unexpectedly beautiful. :) 

dftbawkward:

fuckyeahclassiclolita:

publicradiointernational:

Scott Summit, who had previously designed gadgets for Silicon Valley, created eye-catching covers for prostheses that he calls fairings, after the plastic shell around a motorcycle’s engine. The fairings of a bike “give it kind of the sex appeal and the sense of contour and flow.” Summit’s company, Bespoke Innovations, aims to do the same thing for a prosthetic limb. (Photo from Bespoke Innovations)

Customers can order a herringbone leg, or one with cut-out flower petals, or repeating geometric shapes that look like Moorish tiles.

“You’re not going to walk down the street in a Bespoke cover and have someone go, ‘oh that looks just like your real leg,’” said Brooke Artesi, who has a Bespoke fairing. “No. It looks like a piece of artwork walking down the street.” More.

I imagine something like this would be difficult/expensive to create or buy, but in case there’s anyone following this blog who has a prosthetic limb, I thought perhaps you might find this a beautiful idea.

So, my mum is having a leg amputation soon. While she’s mostly interested in being able to walk properly and is very much not into drawing attention to her leg, I love the idea that she could potentially turn her new prosthetic into something that’s unexpectedly beautiful. :) 

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