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Great idea! I initially wanted to do a scan of his leg and then 3D print a mirrored version of that which would mount on the prosthetic leg out of a rubbery material and make it a mesh so it wouldn't be too heavy. Ultimately, after talking with him though he really wanted something that was like his other foam covering that was bought by a prosthetist a while ago. I think the rubber casting would work really well if you could make it thin and flexible enough to not interfere with the knee during the leg swing.
The foam seemed to be working well without tearing. I was pulling on it very hard and it hasn't torn yet. We kept it a bit looser around the knee area to prevent adding any resistance to the knee joint during the leg swing which would hurt the walking gait. Will keep you posted as it is tested more in depth!All the foam parts are attached with velcro so they could definitely be easily swapped for other pre-cut parts. The only kind of time consuming thing is taking off and putting on the pantyhose as well as wrapping the leg in electrical tape to get the perfect form factor which would slow down the "swapping" process. Is that what you were meaning?
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