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Prosthetic Hands, Hands of X (3 sets)

This is a Prosthetic hands. It was fabricated by Hands of X.

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

It is dated 2017. Its medium is beech, cedar, leather, cellulose acetate, felted wool, steel.

The Spring Summer 2018 collection of prosthetic hands features a palette of everyday materials. Each wearer browses swatches and creates a simplified jigsaw hand to specify a material combination for hybrid digital-manual fabrication. Co-designed with wearers and makers, the Hands of X service was piloted at Cubitts eyewear store in London.

It is credited Lent by DJCAD, University of Dundee and Institute of Making, University College London, with MAKLab, Glasgow, funded by Research Councils UK.

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Prosthetic Leg Cover, Baller
  • digitally fabricated abs plastic, polyurethane straps, metal hooks.
  • Gift of ALLELES Design Studio Ltd..
  • s-e-2592
  • Prosthetic Leg Cover, MTL
  • digitally fabricated abs plastic, polyurethane straps, metal hooks.
  • Gift of ALLELES Design Studio Ltd..
  • s-e-2596

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

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