Global assistance for amputees through our field-deployable Socketless Prosthetic Technology, providing durable, long lasting, high functioning, cost effective limbs for children and adults.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
As a result of war, landmines, birth defects and disease the number of people living with amputation and limb deficiency increases daily. Using conventional, short duration socket based technology, help for millions of these individuals will never be possible. Through the use of our ingenious Socketless Prosthetic technology it is possible to provide long term assistance at a fraction of the cost. In addition to amputees, this is the only technology that can help those with Leprosy.
How will this project solve this problem?
Through this global project we will develop a high function, low cost hook that will not fail under the rigorous conditions found in most post-conflict countries.
Potential Long Term Impact
This basic hook will be designed to accommodate future interchangeable parts to address specific needs of people. In addition to fitting our Socketless limbs, these will be universally adaptable for conventional North American or European limbs.
Total Funding Received to Date: $8,357
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $8,357 . The original project funding goal was $33,000.