Austin Meet Up: Meet Louise Bruton aka “Legless in Dublin”

September 26, 2014


Join us for a Happy Hour tomorrow to welcome Louise Bruton.

A few days ago, I met Louise along with Sophie Oliveira de Barata of the Alternative Limb Project at TEDMED in San Francisco.  Louise is visiting America and driving across the country, making a stop in Austin.

Louise has an amazing customized prosthetic leg covering that was hand-crafted by Sophie.  Here’s a picture that doesn’t do it justice:

LouiseBrutonSophie’s work at the Alternative Limb Project goes a long ways towards body-identity re-integration and improving the acceptance of prosthetics by amputees.  This is done by working in close consultation with clients to design a customized look for prosthetics that more closely matches their sense of identity and aesthetics.  Here’s a link to the Alternative Limb Project:



Clearly the work is amazing and this is your chance to meet Louise and change the way you think of prosthetic limbs.

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