Stuart Baynes’ Printable Prosthetics pushes the boundaries of customized prosthesis by extending the range of activities for lower limb amputees to water sports. Unlike one-size-fits-all units, digital scans are applied to Grasshopper 3D printing tech to ensure comfort and worry-free functionality with each individual fit. The printed design consists of a rigid socket and flexible fin to aid in swimming and a structural sleeve that slides over the interior prosthesis, allowing the amputee to get to, into and out of the pool with little or no assistance. By increasing amputees’ accessibility to and enjoyment of new exercise, the design also promotes physical and mental health through independence.
Designer: Stuart Baynes