The FIT Adjustable Prosthetic Grows with Its User

 - Jul 17, 2013
References: ozbenderman & yankodesign
The FIT adjustable prosthetic is an artificial limb built to grow with its user. Designer Oz Benderman created FIT in order to help child amputees in developing countries save money on prosthetics. Since children are constantly growing, having an adaptable prosthetic means that the user is always using a correctly sized limb. As a result, those that don't have easy access to medical treatment can maintain mobile.

FIT works to grow with a child over multiple years. A notched central rod allows the user to lengthen or shorten the prosthetic as needed. Thus, anybody can easily adjust the prosthetic without professional assistance.

Benderman designed FIT to be easily distributable to children with transtibial amputations in developing countries. FIT has the potential to cost less than $10 per unit if mass-produced.