Do you live in a magical wardrobe where you constantly reread Edith Hamilton's Mythology hoping one day to transform into a centaur? Thanks to artist Kim Graham, you can now strap on some robotic horse legs and live the fantasy.
The Digitigrade Leg Extensions respond to your normal gait and add a mechanical clop to your step. Graham claims that it takes about 10-15 minute of practice before walking with the Digilegs feels natural; expect a bit more time to master walking while shooting arrows or playing pan flutes. Running at about $1,000, the legs can even come with furry covers to complete the look. This could be the upgrade that Renaissance Festival actors and LARPers have been waiting for, despite years of furiously leveling-up.
I think it's more like a satyr than a centaur... wonder what practical applications this has, besides a cheap fantasy prop. It does raise the height you're looking from and length of your step... with a motor of some kind at your ankle, it might raise your average speed without increasing effort much, and I could see the extra height being useful for military or police actions... maybe. Overseer of a construction site?
yep, a satyr or a fawn... those are so cool!!!!! good enough for a grin ear to ear...
And at $1000 they're cheap enough to be a toy... like skis...
They're really cool but how would they do in an extreme environment ???
Solace: I don't see why it needs to have another use beyond it's already many applications... There are already tons of leg extension devices, and some even provide greater mobility than this, which would be much better suited than this for use in military or construction. I think the designer was after a specific market with these. I could see Cirque Du Soleil using these, and many street performers even. Not to mention Disney shows and parades... I guess I just don't see why something designed for applications across the board would be designed to specifically look like "horse" legs.