IKO is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way. The project proposes a new mindset from current prosthetics. Missing a limb shouldn't be a disability for a child, when there is an opportunity to explore and augment potential by creating, playing and learning. The needs of a child with disabilities are not always related to physical activity but often to the social and psychological aspect; sometimes a functional element is everything they need, but other times it might be a spaceship, or a doll house, or a telescope, or a video game controller, or a swim fin. What if children could use their imagination to create their own prosthetics, their own tools according to their own needs?
Designed by: Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar of Umeå Institute of Design