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Assistive Device, Ivania 2.0, 2014

This is a Assistive device. It was designed by Evan Kuester and manufactured by 3D Systems.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Evan Kuester as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is sls 3d-printed nylon 12.

Designed for a specific user, this assistive design was created to blur the boundary between jewelry and prosthesis, to complement an outfit rather than be used as a functioning hand. The intention is to look beautiful and perform simple functions, such as holding a wineglass at dinner.

It is credited Lent by Evan Kuester.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 38 × 9.5 × 8 cm (14 15/16 × 3 3/4 × 3 1/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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