Diploma project | 2004
This project addresses the problems accompanying the loss of a limb and is to help amputees by offering an alternative to conventional prosthetics.
The basic function of the prosthesis has been extended and in addition to its usability also meets high aesthetic standards. In this, it should be borne in mind that the prosthesis is a technical “translation”, as it were, of the human arm, whose unique build it is not trying to imitate. The shape, colour and materials used are situated at the interface between bionics and sport. Despite all technological aspects, the focus is firmly on the human being using the prosthesis, who is to be given the possibility of greater individuality, both as a person and in the context of this person’s specific challenge.
Axel Thallemer, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
18 June 2004