Our purpose is to improve lives by connecting frontline clinicians to technological solutions that leverage their expertise and enhance their capacity to serve patients. We believe that need drives creativity, collaboration, and innovative designs, so we listen to our local partners when identifying problems and designing appropriate solutions.
Need for mobility devices
Need for faster device production
Need to leverage existing clinical expertise
Only 1 in 10 people have access to assistive devices in low-income countries, due to a lack of availability, awareness, trained personnel, and high costs. Without mobility devices people with disabilities face social stigma and a dramatically reduced quality of life, which often limits their ability to access education and employment.
Manual processes of orthopaedic production in low-income countries are labour-intensive and slow, taking an average of 5 days to produce and fit a prosthetic limb.
The WHO estimates a shortage of 40,000 trained orthopaedic personnel in low- and middle-income countries. Hospital administrators and frontline clinicians are seeking innovations that maximize current skills and expertise while increasing productivity.
“We’re trying to give clinicians tools to make them more efficient because there’s a tremendous shortage of prosthetists and orthotists in the world.”Jerry Evans