Prosthetic design

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The Prosthetic design learning journey is designed to encourage learners to plan, develop and produce creative and innovative concepts in the world of prosthetic design.

Using the structure of a design folio, learners work independently to design an improvement to current leg prosthetics, focusing on a niche market.

They will discuss and share ideas about possible users of prosthetics, researching the variety of situations in which a prosthetic can be used.

Learners then establish a concept to take forward to development stage and present a justified proposal of their final design concept.

This context provides rich opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, for example, with Sciences.

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Experiences and outcomes explored

Technologies > Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge > TCH 4-14a
Showing creativity and innovation, I can design, plan and produce increasingly complex items which satisfy the needs of the user, at home or in the world of work.

Sciences > Topical science > Topical science > 20r1 > SCN 4-20a
I have researched new developments in science and can explain how their current or future applications might impact on modern life.

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