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.