Research and development

Exploring new materials, technologies, and design methodologies to enhance the functionality, comfort, and accessibility of prosthetic devices, ultimately aiming to improve the quality of life for individuals with limb differences.

The lack of innovation in low-cost prosthetic devices represents a significant challenge in the field of prosthetics and orthotics.

The field of prosthetics and orthotics faces a critical innovation gap, particularly in the development of low-cost prosthetic devices. While a considerable amount of research and development is directed towards high-end, technologically advanced solutions, there's a stark lack of affordable prosthetics suitable for low-income populations.

  • The focus on expensive prosthetic advancements leaves a significant portion of individuals, especially in low and middle-income countries, without access to appropriate prosthetic devices.

  • The absence of suitable, affordable prosthetics goes beyond limiting physical mobility; it affects individuals' capacity for work, community involvement, and overall independence.

  • The challenges are multifaceted, including the high cost of prosthetic components, the unsuitability of devices for local environments, and the economic drain from purchasing non-localised solutions. This often forces rehabilitation centres to rely on aid or cater only to wealthier individuals, exacerbating inequities in healthcare access.
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I had to have an amputation early in my life because I was born with a club foot. Having a prosthetic from a young age and being able to move freely has meant that I have been able to attend school and now I am looking forward to going to college.

Alan, Ghana

The research and development we're working on

In response to these challenges, our approach to research and development in prosthetic and orthotic technology is guided by a commitment to innovation, accessibility, and sustainability.


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We are investing in the creation of smart, straightforward, and cost-effective prosthetic solutions that are suitable for the environments where they will be used, aiming to bridge the technological gap with innovative design.

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A key aspect of our strategy is to support the development of technologies that can be produced locally. This keeps the financial resources within the community and fosters local manufacturing capabilities, reducing dependence on international aid.

Our ultimate goal is to render ourselves obsolete in these communities by enabling local manufacturers to produce high-quality prosthetic components at an affordable cost, turning it into a sustainable business model that ensures equitable healthcare access.

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