Robotic Fabrication:
Fin Prosthetic

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

ADVANCED ROBOTIC FABRICATION 2017:
PERFORMANCE ENHANCING PROSTHETIC  


Instead of looking at the prosthetics as a replacement part for the human body, it is being reevaluated as an extension of the human body. A tool that augments our natural capabilities. Looking at Rei Kawakubo’s (Commedes Garçons) collection for the Kyoto Costume Institute, the mandrel design entails the linear curvature of the human body with slight deformation of the typical human figure. The continuous pattern from the plastic extrusion creates a surface over the void. Acting as the skin treatment for the bone structure of the prosthetic. The density of the pattern creates a visual barrier between the interior workings of the prosthetic and exterior surfaces.

Course:
Advanced Robotic Fabrication 2017: Super Prosthetic
The Southern California Institute of Architecture

Instructors:
Garrett Sutherlin Santo &
Herwig Baumgartner

Students:
Aaron Choi, Frank Chen, Joanne Chen, Zhifei Chen, Jiahao Yu
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