Industrial designer William Root has devised an innovative new take on prosthetic engineering with this futuristic structure of geometrically intersecting metal strands. Designed to merge structural strength, lightweight construction, and minimalist elegance, the hollow Exo Prosthetic Leg is molded from laser-sintered titanium into an intricate frame of interlocking shapes.
The weblike exo-skeleton is custom-built for each wearer by scanning the corresponding intact limb and mirroring the image with rendering software before 3D printing the replacement limb. An array of pattern and color choices allow patients to further personalize the final product. With this emphasis on wearer input, Root envisions this 3D printing-enabled technique as a way to dramatically reimagine prosthetics creation as a more personal, affordable, and aesthetic process.