Neptune Flipper Concept (video)
Everyday I take for granted my ability to run, walk and even swim. Not Richard Stark, a Swede who built, tested and designed the Neptune. It’s a prosthetic flipper for leg amputees and its got a variety of adjustments that make it one bad ass piece of tech. There is the flower shaped cup that is built from thermoelastic polypropene to fit different shaped and sized legs. A hinge lock allows Neptune’s flipper to be easily rotated 90 degrees for the breast stroke and a slider adjusts the rigidity of the fin to suit each swimmer’s strengths and scales with their physical development.
Right now the Neptune is in the concept stages, but Stark has already built and tested a prototype. Video after the ‘leap’