Lego Leg

This group’s aim is to produce a modular prosthesis specially for children in the developing world. In the States and other well-developed countries, there is no such device because frequent trips to the doctor or prostheticist’s office are fairly common and are often covered by insurance. In the developing world where this service is not readily available, children are left with systems too small for them as they grow.

The leg must be user-modifiable and user-friendly. The child, with the help of the family, must be able to know when and how to adjust the pylon. Additionally, the leg must be robust and stable enough to support the activity of a dynamic child. Of course, Lego Leg should be designed using a non-toxic, environmental friendly material at minimal cost, while maintaining the low weight of the device and optimizing the strength of the mechanism. All this is done keeping in mind the optimal production methods and materials available at the local centers.

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