What is it?
I was approached by a teacher and asked whether I'd like to design a foot. It went silent for a couple months, but came back around. We ended up designing a foot for a girl who'd been having trouble with her current prosthetic and who couldn't get a new one. We learned much from our mentor for the project, a nearby prosthetist, and I hope that our foot will withstand the test of time!
What was the process?
We started off learning the basics of prosthetics. None of us knew much about prosthetics, so we had to go through bootcamp. After we got the bare minimum, we designed our own feet, and submitted them for his approval. Once approved, we designed them in SolidWorks and printed prototypes. My small group's foot got chosen and was sent to the printer.
What did I learn?
The main metric for a good prosthetic is durability; how long will it last? I hope ours will, but only time will tell!
Model link: a360.co/2iSkmOm