Beautiful, functional prosthetic limbs add custom touch to amputees’ lives

These beautiful, custom prosthetics are made by Sophie de Oliveira Barata in Harlesden, UK in the Alternative Limb Project. Options are described as “Realistic, Surreal and Unreal.” With extensive design input from the amputee, Sophie can help him or her move from feeling that a prosthetic is a necessary evil to being proud of the new limb as an expression of their own style.

Two examples of “alternative” limbs with statements from the wearers, and one realistic limb:

Kiera with her daughter and floral leg

Kiera Roche statement

Ryan Seary detachable muscle leg

Ryan Seary statement

Realistic foot next to real foot

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