Scott Summit, who had previously designed gadgets for Silicon Valley, created eye-catching covers for prostheses that he calls fairings, after the plastic shell around a motorcycle’s engine. The fairings of a bike “give it kind of the sex appeal and the sense of contour and flow.” Summit’s company, Bespoke Innovations, aims to do the same thing for a prosthetic limb. (Photo from Bespoke Innovations)
Customers can order a herringbone leg, or one with cut-out flower petals, or repeating geometric shapes that look like Moorish tiles.
“You’re not going to walk down the street in a Bespoke cover and have someone go, ‘oh that looks just like your real leg,’” said Brooke Artesi, who has a Bespoke fairing. “No. It looks like a piece of artwork walking down the street.” More.