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

 
The Neptune fin is not only environmentally friendly, it is also very durable as the materials used are resistant to most chemicals and acids. Plus, they are comfortable.

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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