The Freedom of Form Foundation is interested in extending the accessibility of safe and customizable physical alteration to as many people as possible. Enabling true morphological freedom, to let people outwardly express their sense of identity, has the potential to improve the lives and happiness of tens of thousands of people.
We’re directly undertaking and supporting research to help make this possible.
Our research activities are targeted to strategically and permanently advance the field. We focus on building systems and translatable knowledge, because the ultimate validation comes from real-world results.
What will be needed for a full-body transformation? A lot, and there are a lot of overlapping options that may or may not be useful. To make sense of things, in 2018 we wrote two keystone whitepapers: (1) broadly describing anthro anatomy and physiology, and (2) covering four distinct classes of biomedical research, consisting of bioprinting, gene therapy, advanced surgery, and neuroprosthetics. Those whitepapers formed the basis of our research strategy by broadly classifying the general types of tissues that need changed, and what technological areas might accomplish those changes if given enough research.
Since then, we’ve been quite busy, and we’re researching both technical areas as well as social and legal considerations. We’ve helped make an academic article about legal considerations around body autonomy get published through one of our $4,000 grants. We’ve helped Hugh Herr accelerate his lab’s research as well through another $4,000 award. And, our in-house technical research has progressed to where we’re producing useful, functional deliverables we can continue building on top of.