Investigating the adoption of co-creation in prosthetic hands.

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Abstract

Hands of X is about materials, choice and ownership in the co-design of prosthetics. Most innovations in prosthetics still tend to be medically-framed or technology-driven, offering two extremes: anatomical realism or bionic cyborg hands. Hands of Xaffords people with limb difference the possibility of co-creating simple and understated prosthetic hands. In appearance these hands are not “super-realistic” or “super-human” they are “super-normal” (Pullin 2018). The project has received academic and design recognition, it featured in the exhibition Access+ Ability at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York; was showcased by the V&A Dundee; and received an award for public engagement in research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event50th Anniversary Annual Conference 2018, Celebrating the Legacy - Medical Sociology: The Next 50 Years - Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow , United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Sep 201814 Sep 2018
https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/medical-sociology-groups/medical-sociology-medsoc-study-group/events/event-archive/

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Conference50th Anniversary Annual Conference 2018, Celebrating the Legacy - Medical Sociology
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period12/09/1814/09/18
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    Cook, A., 2020, University of Dundee.

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