Lego-compatible prosthesis for children is developed

Lego prosthesis

Colombian designer Carlos Torres developed a unique creative orthopedic system for children with amputated limbs. A special feature of the solution, created in collaboration with LEGO Future Lab, was its focus on developing the creative abilities of children. The choice of the LEGO designer for the project is due to his ability to disclose the creative potential of the child.

The current prototype of a child prosthesis allows the child and his family members to create from the LEGO set an analog of this hand. Control of the prosthesis is carried out using sensors that respond to electrical signals that propagate in the child’s muscles. It is especially important that there is a set of interchangeable attachments that allow the use of a prosthesis for various jobs.

Lego prosthesis

The cost of the designer is not announced yet, but its release is scheduled for early 2017. The developer hopes that using the prosthesis will help accelerate the process of social rehabilitation of disabled children. If at the initial stage of using this kit only relatives of the child will be involved, then in the future he will be able to participate in games with healthy peers.