Lego prosthetics

So completely rad.

For Colombian designer Carlos Torres, how to best tackle the low self-esteem and social isolation felt by child amputees is about more than finding the the most advanced prosthetic money can buy. His IKO Creative Prosthetic System is aimed at unleashing the creative expression of those with missing limbs, and to do so he’s enlisting every child’s favorite building blocks. The result is an artificial limb where kids can swap robotic grippers for laser-shooting spaceships whenever the opportunity arises. […]

Torres then jetted off to the Lego Future Lab in Denmark, the toy company’s mystical research and development lab. Here he tapped into the Lego brains trust and formulated a design to bring his ideas to life.


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