about 1 year ago by michaelpops
Which problem are you trying to solve?
Lack of affordable prosthesis for refugees living with an amputation
How are you going to solve the problem?
Designing and laser cutting lightweight materials for people with arm amputation
What is the impact of your project?
This prosthesis design will be easy to fit and many people living with amputations will be able to work as normal.
How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?
Open Lab will enable me to prototype lightweight materials for prosthesis and also having access to different tools like
laser cutters will enable me to make better prosthesis.
Describe your project in detail
I have been living in South Sudan for 3 months helping fit prosthesis to refugees who have lost their arm from the
bombings or from illnesses that led to amputation. The prosthesis materials I have been using are heavy and am applying
for this opportunity to help develop better and affordable prosthesis to people who have amputation. I have so far
fitted 8 people who are using them in Yida refugee camp where I was living. The design am working on will cater for all
types of amputations. My end goal is to be able to mass produce for both arms and limbs.