Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes
Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 PM EDT Calculate your local time
Join us for the program: https://youtu.be/bAuooGREOYY
Rather than imitating the human form, the artificial limbs designed by Shunji Yamanaka are sleek and streamlined, optimized for both peak functionality and aesthetic appeal. An award-winning product designer, Yamanaka has designed products ranging from Issey Miyake wristwatches to Japan’s SUICA/PASMO train-pass system. Yamanaka has brought this talent for design engineering to his next-generation prosthetic creations, garnering the attention of world-class athletes. At this live webinar, Yamanaka, founder and president of Leading Edge Design and professor at the University of Tokyo, reveals the cutting-edge technology behind his innovative prosthetics, and discusses how good design can transform the potential of the human body.
This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the event day. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the livestream.
Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes (PDF)
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Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund, and Laurel Gonsalves.
Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes is supported by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission as part of the institution-wide Passing the Torch Series, and in part, by support from the New York Community Trust.
- Sep 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm