IKO is a creative prosthetic system designed for children to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way.
The project proposes a new mindset from what current prosthetics are. Missing a limb shouldn't be a disability for a kid when you have the opportunity to explore and augment their potential by creating, playing and learning.
What if kids could use their imagination to create their own prosthetics, their own tools according to their own needs? Learning. Creating. Being kids.
Working with Dario, an eight-year-old born without a right forearm due to a congenital condition, designer Carlos Torres was able to create a prosthetic arm that can be endlessly customized with Lego pieces. He’s called it: Iko. The Iko prosthetic arm can be fitted with Lego bricks so that wearers can take the design of their own hand into their own hands. Watch Iko project: