Live Webinar

Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes
LIVE WEBINAR

Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes

Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 PM

© Yasushi Kato

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Live Webinar
Tuesday, September 22, 6:30 PM EDT  Calculate your local time

Join us for the program: https://youtu.be/bAuooGREOYY

Rather than imitating the human form, the artificial limbs designed by Shunji Yamanaka are sleek and streamlined, optimized for both peak functionality and aesthetic appeal. An award-winning product designer, Yamanaka has designed products ranging from Issey Miyake wristwatches to Japan’s SUICA/PASMO train-pass system. Yamanaka has brought this talent for design engineering to his next-generation prosthetic creations, garnering the attention of world-class athletes. At this live webinar, Yamanaka, founder and president of Leading Edge Design and professor at the University of Tokyo, reveals the cutting-edge technology behind his innovative prosthetics, and discusses how good design can transform the potential of the human body.

Program Details:
This is a free event, with advance registration required. The program will be live-streamed through YouTube, and registrants will receive the viewing link by email on the event day. Participants can submit questions through YouTube during the livestream.

Program Handout:
Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes (PDF) 

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Japan Society during registration. Your gift enables our continued development of innovative programs, keeping the spirit of arts and culture alive.

Talks+ Programs at Japan Society are generously sponsored by MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group).



Additional support is provided by an anonymous donor, the Sandy Heck Lecture Fund, and Laurel Gonsalves.

Artificial Elegance: Japanese Prosthetics for World-Class Athletes is supported by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission as part of the institution-wide Passing the Torch Series, and in part, by support from the New York Community Trust.




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