Jonathan Kuniholm, founder of the Open Prosthetics Project, believes that 'Prosthetics shouldn't cost an arm and a leg'; And, that's why he launched an initiative to foster, design and produce innovations in the field of prosthetics and freely share the designs. This open source project is another exciting attempt to drive user-centered design----As emphasized on the project's website:
"This project is an open source collaboration between users, designers and funders with the goal of making our creations available for anyone to use and build upon. Our hope is to use this and our complementary sites to create a core group of “lead users,” and to speed up and amplify the impact of their innovations in the industry."
If you're still interested in the project, it's worth listening to Terry Gross's interview with Kuniholm on National Public Radio.