Project #12358

Support Clubfoot Treatment for 270 Children

by miraclefeet
Mar 26, 2014

Testing the miraclefeet brace in Nicaragua

Anthony in Managua trying out the brace.
Anthony in Managua trying out the brace.

miraclefeet has created a testing protocol for our new brace, which will help us gather feedback from doctors and parents about its efficacy, ease of use, comfort and parental compliance over a two-month period that started last week. This beta testing period in Nicaragua will enable doctors and clinic coordinators to assess the brace four times over the next two months - once at the first visit and then after one week, three weeks and two months.

This beta test allows us to gather data about the testing protocol itself so that we will be able streamline and standardize the process in each of the other test countries (which are the US, Brazil, India and South Africa).

In our first week of testing in Nicaragua, the most common anecdotal feedback we got from moms was that the brace is easier and faster to put on because the shoes can be put on separately from the bar and because the shoe is a traditional-style shoe. They also said that their children liked it more and they were pleased that their children could stand in it.

Sharon loves the new brace!
Sharon loves the new brace!



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Location: Carborro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Janeen Gingrich
Director of Fundraising
Carrboro, NC United States

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