Posted: March 17, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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A must watch :

Prosthetics can’t replicate the look and feel of lost limbs, argues industrial designer Scott Summit, but they can carry a lot of personality. At TEDxCambridge, he shows 3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs that are unabashedly artificial and completely personal.

The talk features a fantastic quote from Summit that could also apply to us “normal functioning” humans looking ahead to a transhuman future:

If you’re designing for the person—for a real person—you don’t settle for the minimum functional requirements. You see how far beyond that you can go where the rewards really are way out in the fringe of how far past that document you can go. And if you can nail that, you stand to improve the quality of life for somebody for every moment for the rest of their life.

TEDxCambridge – Scott Summit’s beautiful prosthetics (by TEDxTalks)

HT to SentientDevelopments

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