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Glasgow School of Art project personalises prosthetic limbs

21 August 2017

Craftspeople have been working with amputees who use artificial lower limbs to create more personalised prosthesis.

Jeroen Blom, a researcher at Glasgow School of Art's Highlands and Islands Creative Campus, ² brought the team of three artisans together.

They are Karen Collins, from Rafford, and Scott Gleed, of Relugas, both in Moray, and Roger Milton, from Auldearn in the Highlands.

They are working with three people who use prosthetic limbs.

Among the materials being used to make what are known as greaves is wood, while the skills involved include weaving.

Mr Blom said: 5"Through this project three lower limb amputees have been able to have a full involvement in the creation of something very personal and unique to them and in so doing had a much greater sense of involvement and ownership."

"For the artisans, meanwhile, this has been an opportunity to apply and showcase their skills in a new area and to create very special partnerships with their collaborators in the co-design process.

"The aesthetics of the ¹resulting greaves reflect the identity of the amputee as well as the artisanal process."

One of the amputees, Caitlin McMullan, said discussions about her use of a prosthetic limb influenced the design work.

She said: "We spoke a bit about my experience of being an amputee, and my experience of before my amputation.

"It was good to think about the design of that, and talk about how I think the design is disabilityawareness as well."

She added: 6 "I like having choice, I like changing what my prosthesis would look like.

"I don't like to cover it up. I don't really see the point in ³ trying to hide it. That's what I like about this project. It's making something really nice out of a prosthesis."

Chema Perez, who along with Carol Sloan is another of the amputees, worked with craftsman Mr Milton on a wooden greave.

Mr Perez said: "The idea Roger had about having a piece of wood which is not really nice and shiny but something that has some marks of imperfection that tells you a story, was something that I was looking for. 7Something that reflects my experience to make it more personal."

4The art school's Highlands and Islands campus is in Forres in Moray. Students and researchers use it as a base for studies in the Highlands and Islands.

Available in: <https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-40962175>. Access in: 11/10/2017. (Adapted).

 

Read the text again and choose the correct alternative.

A

“ resulting” (ref.1), “brought” (ref.2) and “trying” (ref.3) are regular verbs.

B

The words “in” in the sentence “The art school's Highlands and Islands campus is in Forres in Moray.” (ref.4) are being used as prepositions of time and place, respectively.

C

The sentence "Through this project three lower limb amputees have been able to have a full involvement in the creation …” (ref.5) is in the present perfect continuous tense.

D

In the sentence, “…I like having choice, I like changing what my prosthesis would look like. “(ref. 6), we could replace the verbs in bold by “to have” and “to change” because the verb like admits gerund and infinitive forms .

E

In the sentence “Something that reflects my experience to make it more personal." (ref.7) the word “it” refers to co-design process.