Maybe using the word “astonishing” as an adjective for the following artificial limbs was not the smartest choice, since when a person has an artificial limb usually implies that he or she was involved in an unfortunate event. But if we manage to take the best from the worst situation, these artificial limbs are definitely pieces of art that will bring a drop of joy in the life of suffering people. The designer of these limbs is Scott Summit, a designer with 20 years old experience in the field. He used 3D printing technology to create one of a kind artificial limbs for each of the patients. Even more, he allows each patient to bring their own ideas on how they can customize the shape or the design of the prosthetis.
Although an artificial leg or an artificial arm can’t replace the look or the feel of actual pieces of our body, they can bring a lot of personality and appreciation. When I first saw the title of the gallery on imgur.com I was not sure what to expect. But after seeing just few of these images I understood that they represent a statement about us, as humans. We will keep our heads up even through the strongest storm, because above everything else, life is the most important gift that we carry with us on this Earth.
Also, you should check the following video from a TED presentation at Cambridge to learn some of the stories of people in these images and how these artificial limbs changed their life.
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