Project Circleg Low-Cost Prosthetic

Project Circleg Low-Cost Prosthetic
Designed for use in remote or impoverished areas, the Project Circleg low-cost prosthetic leg system relies on recycled materials and simple production methods—ensuring the vital tool remains affordable.

Developed by Fabian Engel and Simon Oschwald, the Circleg prosthetic is 3D-printed from recycled plastic waste. The prosthetic features a pair of adapters that allow for individual fittings and—perhaps most significantly—an ankle joint that can flex deeply enough to enable the wearer to use a squatting toilet. The Circleg can also be manufactured at a lower cost than conventional prosthetics, and its modular system means it is easier to repair.

The Circleg Project recently received a James Dyson Award.

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