New Prosthetic Socket through 3D Scanning

The answer, they determined, was modularity. Pedtke likes to explain the approach by comparing it to shoes. Sockets have traditionally been like wooden clogs—made by hand, out of a single material, and ultimately rather unforgiving to wear. The folks at LIM came to think of their socket like a sneaker, with different parts made from different materials, each designed for a specific task.