The “deeply personal” process of choosing a prosthetic hand will be explored in a new exhibition at V&A Dundee.
Hands of X: Design Meets Disability, which opened yesterday, recreates a prototype consultation service that was installed in an eyewear shop in London in 2017.
Visitors are invited to contribute their own experience and imagination by creating a collage of a hand they would like to wear. The exhibition will run until September 1.
Director of programme at V&A Dundee Sophie McKinlay said: “It is hugely exciting that visitors to V&A Dundee will have the opportunity to take part in this important project and to feed into ongoing research in the field of prosthetics design.
“Whether or not you have limb difference or identify as disabled, we value your experience, imagination and sense of style.
“Hands of X: Design Meets Disability shows very powerfully how important design is to all our lives, and how it can be used to illuminate and interrogate issues through exploration and research.”
Designer Graham Pullin said: “The exhibition will contribute to a new study, supported by The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, exploring choice and a feeling of ownership in limb-fitting services.”