Ron Halevi, 27, lives in Ramat Gan.
From a young age, long before his injury, Ron was a kayaker. When it was time to enlist in the IDF as a combat soldier in the “Palsar 7” unit, Ron left everything and joined the army. He fought in Operation “Protective Edge” in the Gaza Strip during his service. At the end of a mission in Dir al-Balah, a mortar shell fell about 2 meters away from him on his way back to our borders. Shrapnel from the explosion hit Ron and his friend, five fellow soldiers were killed, and many more were injured. Ron lost his right leg from below the knee. It was clear to Ron that he would return to the things he did before his injury, and so he went back to rowing and is now competing in Paralympic sports. Today, Ron is ranked 12th place in the World Championships and 9th place in the European Kayak Championships.
The challenge: Design and upgraded appearance of the prosthesis
The prosthesis can be very stressful at times. Making it a more fashionable and practical accessory when wearing long pants can make the use of a prosthesis less difficult and restrictive, both in feeling and in practice. The challenge is to create a covering for the prosthesis that is fashionable, durable, and practical: an interchangeable item for different and exciting designs, which give a better feeling with the prosthesis.