Artistic visions for prosthetic design XII - Becky Pilditch and Holly Franklin - Super Prosthetics Project

Becky Pilditch and Holly Franklin (to 1-up hair ties here) started an art project for Holly's arm recently. In the meantime, their Super Prosthetics Project has yielded a number of very cool results.


All visual data shown here (C) Copyright Becky Pilditch / Holly Franklin

Armwear

Gestural hand series

From LINK: "This experiment is a response to the video Hand Talk below, and how we use our hands to gesture, express ourselves and communicate. In addition we saw this as an opportunity to capture elegant movement and feminineness, inspired by our meeting with Charlie, a professional dancer. A process of progressive prototyping began, in which each model was shaped and balanced based on how Holly used the previous and how she felt about it. The aim was to create a hand that would become more and more animated and behave like it belonged to Holly’s other hand, as an extention of her own movement and without using electronics. All these occasions were captured on film. In total 30 prototypes were made, numbered 1-30. This resulted in experimental hand #8."

I continue to perform new developments also along this line. Maybe check this.

Cite this article:
Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Artistic visions for prosthetic design XII - Becky Pilditch and Holly Franklin - Super Prosthetics Project; published 23/01/2010, 21:20; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=267.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1602689543, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Artistic visions for prosthetic design XII - Becky Pilditch and Holly Franklin - Super Prosthetics Project}}, month = {January},year = {2010}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=267}}