This project is about exploring modifications to prosthetics, which may inspire future designs…
I worked with Nigel Ackland, a ‘Prosthetic Pioneer’, after we met at Future Fest 2016 (and check out his amazing talk at Wired, at the last step). We had been discussing how Nigel’s bionic arm was a marvel of engineering – but like many things in life, from car tyres to batteries – things wear out and need replacing.
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