That's It, I'm Cutting Off A Leg: Designer Prosthetics

June 18, 2012


This is a series of "designer" prosthetic attachments from Bespoke Innovations that add a little flair to an otherwise boring fake leg. "Hey -- if you don't got it, flaunt it," a one-legged man once told me before trying to do a 360 on his crutches and falling into the street.

Bespoke Innovations creates custom-made fairings that restore the leg contours that many prosthetic legs fail to. These fairings then fit with the customer's existing prosthetic. Instead of mimicking the look of human skin, however, the Bespoke Fairings are designed to look like something completely distinct, combining colors and patterns that dress up the leg. The idea is to allow customers to express their aesthetics and personality through their prosthetic leg, just as they would through an accessory or article of clothing. The Bespoke Fairings are 3D printed using a durable, lightweight polymer, but can then be fitted with chrome plating, ballistic nylon fabric, or leather, letting customers customize them according to their personal needs and style.

Hey, whatever floats your boat. Personally, if I ever lose a leg I want a good old fashioned peg-leg replacement. Same goes for if I lose an arm. "WHAT -- YOU LITTLE BRATS NEVER SEEN A MAN WITH A PEGLEG FOR AN ARM BEFORE?" I'll yell at all the kids I catch staring.

Hit the jump for a bunch more.






Thanks to Rebekah, who agrees it's best to try to keep your original legs if you can. And if you can't, well, get something that shoots laserbeams so the robots don't think you're an easy target.

  • When will they make ones for people with upper limb prosthesises :(

    I have such a hard time just finding someone to make me a forearm

  • inb4 "I never asked for this"

  • Jadis

    If one had to have a prosthetic limb this would be a pretty awesome way to do it.

  • Azariel_z

    They look nice...

  • Shane Anderson

    I thought that the hinge on the door from the first pic was actually a hook on the leg. My first thought was "hmmm... what a bottle opener..."

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    And here I sit thinking that I was the only one.

  • I'm in no hurry to lose a leg but those are wonderful.

  • Guest

    I wonder if they have a clear acrylic model? That would be sweet.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I would want one shaped like a penis

  • Kassian Tyler

    i want to get one, Quick, someone fetch me a bonesaw!

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