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Category: Sleeves

Artistic visions for prosthetic design XV - Project Facade

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Artistic visions for prosthetic design XV - Project Facade; published February 24, 2010, 00:24; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=288.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571328483, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Artistic visions for prosthetic design XV - Project Facade}}, month = {February},year = {2010}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=288}}


The narrative, the wording of meaning, the definition of attitudes are very relevant requirements to later work of art, action or absence thereof. So what explanations are given visually or verbally is of great matter.

As far as I understood, the art project named 'Project Facade' re-forms anatomical, pathological and surgical dismay of real world war I victims that are portrayed on the project's website in order to visualize their history, their suffering as some type of 'fashion narrative'. As I am both practically and theoretically interested in this subject, this caught my interest.

Realistic documentaries may be biased if not fictionalized already enough for my taste, yet these attempts to create clothes that tell stories are completely invented - yet, they seem to carry even more relevant or truthful aspects about the uncharted territories of the relationship between two completely different species - seemingly healthy humans, and apparently disabled humans.

Copyright 2005 Paddy Hartley.

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V2P Prehensor - nitrile glove fingers as winter tyres

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - V2P Prehensor - nitrile glove fingers as winter tyres; published January 6, 2010, 18:18; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=258.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571328483, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - V2P Prehensor - nitrile glove fingers as winter tyres}}, month = {January},year = {2010}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=258}}


To allow for a firm rubbery cover that I can cheaply replace I removed the factory issue rubber that covered the V2P Prehensor claws and cut up nitrile glove fingers (make: Atlas 370).

Here's how.

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Prosthetic texture and haptics - Shane Acker's movie "9" (2009)

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Prosthetic texture and haptics - Shane Acker's movie "9" (2009); published December 14, 2009, 02:38; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=245.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571328483, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Prosthetic texture and haptics - Shane Acker's movie "9" (2009)}}, month = {December},year = {2009}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=245}}


Shane Acker's animated movie "9" integrates a number of very nice materials into his digital puppets. They have some authentic and positive feel to themselves that is hard to put into words.

Just check it out!

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Creating a 2D textile cut pattern to match a specific 3D shape such as a prosthetic socket or hand

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Creating a 2D textile cut pattern to match a specific 3D shape such as a prosthetic socket or hand; published September 29, 2009, 11:44; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=224.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571328483, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Creating a 2D textile cut pattern to match a specific 3D shape such as a prosthetic socket or hand}}, month = {September},year = {2009}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=224}}


If you have a prosthetic socket that requires a perfectly fitting sleeve, or a prosthetic hand that requires a perfectly fitting glove - or if you have some other 3D shape you need to convert into a suitable 2D textile cut pattern: here is how to create a sewing pattern from your specific 3D shapes.

I will look at textiles, textures and patterns separately. This only addresses how to cut 'em up.

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Stump socks / protectors for different applications II

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Stump socks / protectors for different applications II; published July 11, 2009, 06:30; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=197.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571328483, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Stump socks / protectors for different applications II}}, month = {July},year = {2009}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=197}}


The PET bottle trick (step by step instructions here) looked so cool.

I am on my way to working out comfortable and functional interface solution, to get robust and functional arm stump protection. Also I am slowly getting my hand/s dirty in the domain of building some of my own stuff - and if just for testing out some 'spare parts'. Second last but not least I should also create a feel of 'amateur' and 'enthusiastic' not as to scare off our 'professionals'. Also, I always believe in full step by step documentation of stuff, and if only for later referral. Even in instances where it seems that I failed. No one can learn if failures are not available for reviewing.

So trying this one out came naturally.

Required material:

  • Alginate (cheap, web order)
  • Plaster cast (cheap, supermarket or web order)
  • PET bottle (try to get something a bit bigger than the correct size)

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Stump socks / protectors for different applications I

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Stump socks / protectors for different applications I; published November 15, 2008, 15:24; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=114.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571328483, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Stump socks / protectors for different applications I}}, month = {November},year = {2008}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=114}}


3 Comments

I am not always wearing the prosthesis or keeping my stump uncovered to air it out. Often, some protective clothing or stump socks are helpful.

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