What if a prosthetic was not just a medical device, but an emotional partner that supports you both physically and mentally? Based on that idea, Thomas Belhacene wanted to design and develop an equipment that improves athletes performance, the result is Soleis Prosthetic Leg. It’s specially designed prosthetic leg for Adaptive Bobsled Athletes, the one and only prosthetic that allows weight-bearing and energy-return capabilities, while strengthening psychological performance. Awesome.
Soleis project has a mission, to create specific equipment for the first ever adaptive Bobsled Paralympic in 2018. At this moment, there’s no existing equipment for this sport, which opens up a world of opportunities to design an impactful product. Bobsledding is one of the hardest, most physical sports out there. It is one of the only sports that requires you to run, push heavy objects, lift and jump.
Designer : Thomas Belhacene
Soleis Prosthetic Leg uses air shock and elastomer rubber band to replace the calf and ankle, this means, this prosthetic would offer equal energy-return of an abled leg. The final model is made out of milled foam and 3D printed parts, it’s beautiful and elegant, the full scale model has been created to demonstrate the values of the design. Checkout these images below for more details information.