Bespoke Innovations
  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    Bespoke fairings are specialized coverings that surround an existing prosthetic leg through a process that uses three-dimensional scanning to capture the unique leg shape.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    The fairings range in price between $4,000 and $6,000. This style fairing is all about the bike and the polished metal looks at home next to the motor, according to the company.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    The company's co-founder, Scott Summit, told the Los Angeles Times, "The thought was, if it was beautifully sculpted and crafted, it would change … the way the person actually perceives their own body and, hopefully, it would then change the way society sees amputees."
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    According to the Amputee Coalition, about 1.7 million people live with limb loss in the U.S.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    War wounds have resulted in a significant percentage of amputations, as well. According to a report from the Congressional Research Service, 1,621 American soldiers underwent some sort of amputation between 2001 and 2010, due to conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    Bespoke Innovations was founded in 2009 by an industrial designer and an orthopedic surgeon. Their mission was to bring more humanity and artistry to people who experienced limb loss.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    Susan Stout, chief communications officer and public policy director at the Amputee Coalition, said that the choosing a prosthetic limb is almost like buying a car since there are so many options, styles and designs available today.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    Limb loss is often due to poor circulation related to arterial diseases. More than half of all amputations occur in people with diabetes. Other amputations are often caused by bone cancer variations.
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  • Prosthetic Leg Coverings

    Much like tattoos or jewelry, the personalized fairings as a means of self-expression.
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