Bespoke Bodies - The Design and Craft of Prosthetics

Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Design Museum recently published Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics, a comprehensive book on the impact of accessible design - specifically for those 2.1 million people living in the U.S. with limb loss. The book itself is meticulously designed, featuring a 500-year history of prosthetic design, and includes 7 thought leadership essays from designers, advocates, doctors.

Calling attention to the need for accessibility in the design industry and its life-changing impact, Bespoke Bodies by Amanda Hawkins and Design Museum's Sam Aquillano is a 200-page publication featuring the past, present, and future of prosthetic design. The book is a comprehensive resource - highlighting stories on the impact of design for people with limb-loss and more than 45 case studies.

This book showcases the critical role design plays in promoting universal design through personal stories and long-form essays. From DIY inventions to the development of mind-controlled bionic limbs and accessible environments, it demonstrates the meaningful impact of human-centered design on our lives, and ultimately, the future of mobility.

Bespoke Bodies is an accompanying resource to Design Museum's exhibition of the same name.

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