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TechShop Incubating Ideas: Kicker Helper and Infinite Socket

This is a Project. It was collaborator: AutoDesk, General Electric Company and Intel. It is dated 2006–present.

An incubation space for products and companies, TechShop democratizes access to professional machines, high-tech equipment, and design software, providing resources, training, mentoring, and networking for people of all skill levels. The rapid product prototyping and fabrication studio enables the development of a range of devices, from the Kicker Helper, which helps a child in a wheelchair play ball, to Infinite Socket, a state-of-the-art prosthetic socket delivering unprecedented mobility to amputees.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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