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experimental APPROACH

CONCEPTUAL PROSTHETIC SOCKET IDEAS

The socket is an interface between human and machine and due to its imperfection the health of residual limb and life quality can be compromised. The limb has soft and hard tissue which ought 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 and 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

Next experiment focus on recognizing the pressure points on the residual limb and translating them into the two dimensional pattern, which 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.