While Daniel cad-ded the leg and arm prosthetics, I had a lot of time on my hands. I decided to learn all about the amputee process. It was fascinating learning about the different phases an appendage goes through before and after definitive closure of the wound, and it was especially intriguing the way an amputee can experience phantom feeling from a limb that's no longer there. I enjoyed reading about how to properly wrap an amputation (before a patient could wear one of the prosthetics we're designing, it'd be important to wrap the limb to prevent discomfort and infection) and I even drew my own diagrams to refer to. Daniel and I hope to secure a dressmaker's dummy, or perhaps a mannequin to test drive our prosthetics, and I can't wait to try out my wrapping skills! Here's a few pictures of my notes:
I studied using information from here

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