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Lower Limb Prosthesis Prototype, Stance

This is a Lower limb prosthesis prototype.

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

It is dated 2016. Its medium is leather, fiberglass, stainless steel, maple skateboard veneer, casting resin, neoprene.

The Simple Limb Initiative began as a project for students at San Jose State University to address affordable prostheses, specifically for children and teens who outgrow customized devices. The Stance, created and tested in partnership with Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center in Colombia, is designed to adapt to growth without compromising function. Materials are sourced from regional manufacturers so that parts can be customized and assembled locally for under $40.

It is credited Lent by Leslie Speer.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 48.3 × 12.7 × 24.1 cm (19 in. × 5 in. × 9 1/2 in.)

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

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