What an amazing project. The Alternative Limb Project was founded by Sophie de Oliveira Barata who seems to have found an very special little niche. By using the unique medium of prosthetics, highly amplified wearable art pieces are created that no doubt bring an incredible sense of self to the user. I was overwhelmed on seeing this project. No doubt having to deal with the loss of a limb is a huge deal in a persons life. And while these beautiful projects would obviously come at a cost, the end result must bring a massive sense of individuality and content to the recipient. Even an increased level of functionality in some of the projects. If I was to ever find myself in need of a new limb, I would definitely want a cyborg or Inspector Gadget type solution. I feel certain Sophie must enjoy her work a great deal, creating these stunning pieces and bringing an extension of personality to the user. You can read more about the project at the altlimbpro website. Incredible.
The folks at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich have developed the Cubli.