"Having an alternative limb embraces difference and can help create a sense of ownership and empowerment."
Moving with the times
Not just aesthetically pioneering, de Oliveira is now working on a new series of limbs with alternative functions.
Swiss army knife arms with fold-out tools, nightclubbing legs that light up to music, and cooking arms with different attachments for kitchen appliances, are just some of the futuristic designs she's been working on as part of the project with special effects students at Hertfordshire University, in England.
There is something undeniably playful about the project. After all, one of Cranfield's favorite tricks is walking around with her snake arm poking out the top of her bag.
"It provokes some strange reactions," she admitted. "But I've never wanted to just fit in -- I've always wanted to be different."