3D-Printed Prosthetic Leg Prototype Prosthetic Leg Prototype, 2014
This is a Prosthetic leg prototype. It was designed by Scott Summit and printed by 3D Systems. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is selective laser-sintered polyamide (nylon). It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The underlying geometry of this prosthetic leg was derived from a 3D scan of the user’s opposite leg, and thus restores body symmetry and accounts for the user’s unique anatomy. Creating this prosthetic requires no medical specialists—just a tablet-based app and an easy-to-use scanner. Trained specialists are rare in many parts of the world. Because this limb is custom-made for a particular user, the product is a lower theft risk than a standard prosthetic.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of 3D Systems.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 76.2 × 30.5 × 15.2 cm (30 × 12 × 6 in.)
Cite this object as
3D-Printed Prosthetic Leg Prototype Prosthetic Leg Prototype, 2014; Designed by Scott Summit (American, b. 1967); selective laser-sintered polyamide (nylon); H x W x D: 76.2 × 30.5 × 15.2 cm (30 × 12 × 6 in.); Gift of 3D Systems; 2016-2-2
A demonstration of the 3D-printed prosthetic leg.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.