Colombian designer Carlos Torres wanted to help children with malformed or injured arms feel less isolated by making their disability feel less of a burden or a stigma. He thought of a modular prosthesis that children can play around with. The project led to a prosthetic hand that is compatible with Lego parts. Children can customise it by picking different shapes, colours and accessories. As well as technology, imagination can help children overcome a handicap.
Spotted in 2016
By KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)