Synchronised

The Alternative Limb Project by Sophie de Oliveira Barata and Dani Clode ‘Synchronised’ is a reimagining of the prosthetic arm as a piece of jewellery: a gestural, kinetic addition to the body. Working alongside disability activist model Kelly Knox, the…

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The Alternative Limb Project
by Sophie de Oliveira Barata and Dani Clode

‘Synchronised’ is a reimagining of the prosthetic arm as a piece of jewellery: a gestural, kinetic addition to the body. Working alongside disability activist model Kelly Knox, the project explores the possibilities of prosthetics beyond function to instead create something that is human and visual. The arm is made from electroplated gold carbon fibre, covered in clear acrylic layers that form a mirror of Kelly’s right arm. The internal electronics take a reading of her pulse, and the wrist then ticks in time to her heartbeat. It can continue to tick when she is not wearing the arm. The current model has two hands that can be changed by the wearer, in clear and blue resin.

Synchronised is currently being exhibited at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. as part of their ‘Artful Innovation: Inclusive Design and Technology’ Exhibit. http://kc.humancentereddesign.org/

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