High-Tech Substitution

Modern prosthetics cater to consumers aiming for physical perfection

Implications - In a society where striving toward perfection is commonplace, consumers are always on the lookout for products or services that will make them the best they can be. High-tech prosthetics not only replace missing or damaged limbs, but also provide an overall improvement to function. These physical substitutions reflect the strive for excellence among consumers, combining practical physical attributes with high-tech features.
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Aquatic Leg Prosthesis - The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic Makes Beach Activities Easier
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Viral 24,252 Clicks Pub: Apr 10, 13
Aquatic Leg Prosthesis
The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic Makes Beach Activities Easier
The Murr-Ma Amphibious Prosthetic looks like something a superhero would wear. It isn’t just the design, but its function as well. Enhancing beach and swimming activities for the disabled, it... [More]
Feeling-Restoring Prosthetic Hands - This Bionic Hand Restores the Feeling of Touch to Amputees
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Warm 3,008 Clicks Pub: Feb 10, 14
Feeling-Restoring Prosthetic Hands
This Bionic Hand Restores the Feeling of Touch to Amputees
This bionic hand may restore a sense of normalcy to a difficult situation. Losing a limb can be one of the toughest experiences a person can have, but a Swiss research team is trying to make... [More]
Bionic Prosthetic Hands - The LifeHand 2 Artificial Arm May Bring Back Feelings That Were Once Lost
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Mild 886 Clicks Pub: Feb 7, 14
Bionic Prosthetic Hands
The LifeHand 2 Artificial Arm May Bring Back Feelings That Were Once Lost
Dennis Sorensen received a ‘LifeHand 2’ to give him the chance to feel again. Ten years ago he was setting off fireworks on New Year’s Eve in Denmark when the terrible accident... [More]
Impressive Football Prostheses - The Impetus Soccer Prosthesis Enables Amputees to Play More Sports
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Mild 9,515 Clicks Pub: Oct 31, 13
Impressive Football Prostheses
The Impetus Soccer Prosthesis Enables Amputees to Play More Sports
A great number of leg amputees would probably not be satisfied with the availability of only wheelchair-based sports in which they can participate. The Adidas Impetus Soccer Prosthesis is a cutting-... [More]
Wearable Musical Prosthetics - 'Instrumented Bodies' Performs with Responsive Musical Skeletons
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Untested 659 Clicks Pub: Aug 15, 13
Wearable Musical Prosthetics
'Instrumented Bodies' Performs with Responsive Musical Skeletons
Created for McGill University’s Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab, ‘Instrumented Bodies’ by Joseph Malloch and Ian Hattwick explores the musical potential of prosthetics.... [More]
Palpable 3D Natural Eyes - These 3D Printed Prosthetic Eyes are Made of Glass and Acrylic
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Untested 992 Clicks Pub: Jan 3, 14
Palpable 3D Natural Eyes
These 3D Printed Prosthetic Eyes are Made of Glass and Acrylic
These prosthetic 3D natural eyes are printed from glass and acrylic materials with a realistic resemblance. A UK-based company called Fripp Design collaborated with Manchester Metropolitan... [More]