The Alternative Limb Project

The Alternative Limb Project


As in fashion, where physical appearance becomes a form of self-expression, the The Alternative Limb Project sees the possibilities of prosthetics as an expansion of the personality of the wearers. It is defined not by absence but by transformation.

The project combines the latest technology with traditional craftsmanship to promote discussion about disabilities and celebrate the diversity of the body. This presentation shows photos of three custom prosthetic designs and a behind-the-scenes video about the collaborative design of three prosthetic arms. The new prosthetic finger project AltDigits is also on display: a tailor-made finger with innovative aesthetics and functionality.

Photo: Ars Electronica / Robert Bauernhansl

Credits: Founder AltLimbPro: Sophie de Oliveira Barata (UK); AltDigit – Materialise 0.2: Prosthetic finger, 2019 – Dani Clode, Designer (NZ); Anatomical Leg, 2011 – Foto: Omkaar Kotedia (UK), Ryan Seary; The Vine Arm, 2017 – Foto: Omkaar Kotedia (UK), Dani Clode, Designer (NZ), Jason Taylor, Designer (UK), Hugo Elias, Engineer (UK), Kelly Knox, Model (UK); Phantom Limb – Foto: Omkaar Kotedia (UK), James Young (UK); Materialise 0.2: Prosthetic finger, 2019 – Dani Clode, Designer (NZ); The Alternative Limb Project, Video – The Alternative Limb Project: Kelly Knox, 2017, FlyGirl Films (UK) & Matthew Clode (NZ); Synchronised: Prosthetic arm, 2017, AltLimbPro-Gründerin: Sophie de Oliveira Barata (UK), Designer: Dani Clode (NZ), Model: Kelly Knox (UK), Fotos: Omkaar Kotedia (UK); Materialise: Prosthetic arm, 2017, Sophie de Oliveira Barata, Design: Dani Clode, Jason Taylor (UK), Kelly Knox, Omkaar Kotedia;

This project is co-funded by the European Commission’s DG CONNECT, in the framework of the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union under the S+T+ARTS programme’s Regional STARTS Centers.