Baltimore startup blends art and technology in helping amputees design personalized prosthetic covers



Frazer was visiting Sao Tome and Principe, an island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, when he met a number of amputees — a reflection, he said, of the country’s poor health care — and took note that these courageous people seemed to suffer embarrassment over their appearance.

By personalizing the look of devices that too often have an unsightly “medical” appearance, Frazer said, users can normalize physical conditions that otherwise might leave them feeling alienated or even turn them into strengths.

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