Revolutionary Prosthetics and the Cyborg, is sci fi driving medical innovation?

CHLOE Victoria SMITH

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. – Richard Feynman

THE IDEA:


I visited ‘Materializing the digital’ for a Media Arts subject excursion last year and came across a company called UNYQ. (see below for the blog post on UNYQ)

” UNYQ’s ‘Catwalk, Rivet and Vittra from stigma to style: 3D printed prosthetic covers.’ as seen in ‘Materialising the Digital’ at The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, produces dramatic medical aesthetic innovations through various digital processes. These fairings are not only state-of-the-art, practical and unique designs, but the material manifestations serve a very aesthetic and ethical purpose too.” 

Screen Shot 2018-03-16 at 8.40.28 pm.png UNYQ, 2016

After navigating through the stack and Chris’ comment in class about entertainment, TV and media being the driving forces to innovation I wondered whether this innovation went as far as medical research.

I wanted to see if the convergence in technological advancements stemmed…

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