Our product does not reinvent the prosthetic leg, however, our design merely focuses on the shock absorption aspect. Our design features a foam-structured dome with the main shaft fixed on the apex. With each step, the dome deflects inwardly and rebounds thus acting as a functional shock absorber. The shock absorber will be secured within a rigid housing to ensure that, if anything fails, nothing will pose as a threat to the user. This concept has yet to be refined however, that is a top constraint.
On top of functionality, this innovation will feature recycled materials from Nike’s manufacturing processes which will immensely reduce costs. The EVA foam will play a huge role in this application considering its durability and deflection rate. We will hone in on its functionality if selected.
We hope to expand this concept to wide scope so that comfort in prosthetics can prove to be a mainstay. Functional prosthetics can be costly which, at times, can be a huge hindrance in obtaining one. We are pursuing this concept in order to lower the overall cost of a high-performing prosthetic attachment. All this is in efforts to improve the quality of life for those who have served and suffered severe life obstacles due to missing limbs.