Combining a prosthetic leg and swimwear in a clever design, Della Tosin hopes to sufficiently enhance an amputee’s swimming experience. The design aims at balancing, maximizing energy return from launch off and flip-turns, and supporting the body through the latest technology. The wearable suit will assist single-leg amputees to compete with regular swimmers.
Here is how it works:
- Elle leg provides an adjustable air chamber to control buoyancy and help amputees to maintain their streamlined position in the water.
- The frame will be personalized to match the volume of the amputee’s other leg and it is made out of woven elastane-nylon and polyurethane, a material that repels water to increase buoyancy.
- Elle leg has a flexed ankle made out of a metal plate to increase energy return, interchangeable to match an individual’s strength, and has an elastic band on the back, which will helps users launch off with reduced energy loss.
- The prosthetic leg comes with a vacuum socket that reduces pain and improves endurance.
- It is 3D printed, adjusted to one’s measurement to create the perfect balance.
Designer: Della Tosin