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Team Members

Faculty Advisor

Margaret Daniel
Samuel Dailey
Jessica Tang

Dr. Patrick Kumavor

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Prosthetic Leg for Dancers

Prosthetics have come a long way since their largely cosmetic beginnings. Now, they are able to give independence back to amputees by performing basic skills required for activities of daily living. However, prosthetics for specialized functions are rare, especially for something as intricate as dance. The current state of the art dance leg prosthetic lacks the adequate mechanisms to allow a performer to change her stance. The products which can change the angle of the ankle are expensive and their complexity creates the possibility for more things to break. The goal of our project is to create a simple lightweight below the knee prosthetic leg for dancers with the capability to change foot stance. Our design works to combine art and science to develop a low cost, high function lower limb prosthesis to put amputee dancers back on stage.