Saturday, August 31, 2013

Prosthetica fairings

I have produced a number of prosthetic leg covers for myself. I think the appearance of the prosthesis is integral to making the wearer as confident as possible.

It's not an easy position to be in as an amputee and not wanting sympathy, but also needing to come to terms with a new way of living. Having to adapt is a steep learning curve, for example, needing to change the clothes that one wears.

I first wore my leg with a foam covering, in the hope that it would make my leg appear as 'normal' as possible. The foam actually stopped the knee joint from functioning at it's best and was easily ruined by the numerous falls I take. The knee was ripped and unsightly so I took the foam off!

I decided to have a bare prosthesis and then set about making beautiful fairings to enhance them.

I need to develop them further so that they can fix to various prosthesis, as each person may have a different type. I will be working on this over the next few months.