Stumbled upon this the other day: custom prostheses. Scott Summit, founder of Besoke Innovations, creates artificial extremities that are both functional and aesthetic. His goal is to provide the disabled not just with state of the art equipment, but unorthodox designs that allow individuals the opportunity to personalize their prosthetic legs and express their own style. I find this innovation empowering. More “natural” looking prostheses are almost an attempt to “hide” a condition, or help a person blend in with society. Summit’s company’s however, is equipping his clients with the means to confidently display their disabilities as a form of artistic expression and individuality.
Check out the website for a gallery of designs or more info about the company: