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Bamboodia / Prosthetics

Bamboodia
Bamboodia

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2017

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2017

Bamboodia is a low-cost prosthetic specially designed for teenagers who have had to have a below-the-knee amputation after stepping on a landmine. Because bamboo is bendable and elastic, it is able to simulate the curve of a human ankle. And the elastic property makes it comfortable and effortless to wear for the user. Thanks to the polycaprolactone socket, users can shape the socket to fit their stumps on their own. In contrast to traditionally customized prosthetics, Bamboodia can be produced in mass manufacturing to reduce production costs.

Low-cost, standardized prosthetics using sustainable materials. The modulation makes the prosthetics adjustable for various sizes and lengths. The elastic property creates a comfortable, effortless experience for users.
Jury-Statement
It is such an honor to get an iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. With this recognition, we will keep this partnership going in the future to pursue more creative designs. Thanks to the iF jury.
Winner Statement
University

Tung Hai University

Tung Hai University
Taichung, Taiwan

Yu-Chi Wang,
Tung Hai University

Yu-Man Huang,
Tung Hai University