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Richard Stark’s Amazing Neptune Fins Help Amputees Swim Again
Posted By Tafline Laylin On March 21, 2011 @ 12:56 pm In Design for Health | Comments Disabled
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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URLs in this post:
 Richard Stark's: http://www.richardstark.tk/
 back in the water: http://inhabitat.com/green-roofed-municipal-pools-create-an-enchanting-public-space-in-povoacao-portugal/
 environmentally harmless: http://inhabitat.com/can-mud-from-the-gowanus-canal-be-turned-into-glass-cubes/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/richard-starks-amazing-neptune-fins-help-amputees-swim-again/neptune-2/
 non-toxic silicone: http://inhabitat.com/bridgelux-cuts-led-costs-by-75-with-revolutionary-silicon-based-technology/
 easily recycled: http://inhabitat.com/euroshield-eco-friendly-roof-shingles-made-from-recycled-tires/
 Wired: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/11/pl_designlimbs/?pid=3420&viewall=true
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