Klippa by Kai Lin Allows Disabled to Indulge Their Outdoor Passions

By: Meghan Young - May 31, 2014
References: behance.net & neatorama
Klippa by Kai Lin, a design student based in Brooklyn, New York City, is a prosthetic leg made specifically with rock climbers in mind. For those who have the will and determination of Aron Ralston, who continues to lead an active lifestyle even after cutting his own arm off when literally stuck between a rock and a hard spot (watch '127 Hours'), this allows disabled individuals to still indulge their passion for the sport.

Klippa by Kai Lin was born after much research observing and researching rock climbers. Neatorama writes, "He determined that a climber's leg needs easily replaceable rubber, an elastic pivot point, and a small contact surface with the rock." The foot was also inspired by a mountain goat's hoof.