Published on June 4th, 2014 | by mpower
KLIPPA: Prosthetic Leg for Rock Climbing
A 21-year-old design student, Kai Lin, with a heart for veterans just designed an artificial limb that could help wounded warriors conquer their mountains.
“During my research I noticed that thousands of wounded soldiers were coming back with missing limbs, either arms, hands or legs … a lot of soldiers were from a very physical active background and suddenly losing that mobility is a quite a change in their lifestyle,” Lin said. “I wanted to design something that would not only help them perform daily tasks such as walking or running but help them fully enjoy their lives.”
The specially designed prosthetic will help amputees regain the ability to rock climb and scale steep mountain faces by providing a base to the limb that resembles the anatomy of furry, hoofed creatures.