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experimental APPROACH

CONCEPTUAL PROSTHETIC SOCKET IDEAS

The socket is an interface between human and machine. Due to its imperfection, the health of residual limb and life quality can be compromised. The limb has soft and hard tissue which need to be treated differently within the socket. I was working on the prosthetic socket which is a hybrid of flexible and rigid. Rigid to provide the support, structure, and correspond with the soft tissue on the body and soft/flexible to provide the comfort and protect hard tissued parts.

Elastic bungee cord, hot glue gun, ribbon

Elastic bungee cord, hot glue gun, ribbon

In the next experiment I focused on recognizing the pressure points on the residual limb and translating them into a two dimensional pattern. This pattern worked as a base for an algorithm to create the voranoi diagram in order to build structure which does not intersect with those areas on the limb.