Gallery: Richard Stark’s Amazing Neptune Fins Help Amputees Swim Again

The young Swedish designer hard at work on the Neptune Fin
 
The young Swedish designer hard at work on the Neptune Fin

Made out of non-toxic silicone, the green parts are soft and pliable, while the stiffer blue parts are made from easily recycled polypropylene. This combination of materials creates a comfortable prosthesis that won’t leach nastiness into the environment.

Also very durable and resistant to most chemicals and acids, the fins will last a long time and won’t need constant replacing. According to the folks at Wired, they are not yet covered by insurance, so Stark has to come up with a plan to reduce costs. Even so, at roughly $350, the current model is a worthwhile investment.

+Richard Stark

Via Wired

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