cbm Canada, with collaboration from University of Toronto, is moving ahead with a stunning innovation that attracted the attention of Grand Challenges Canada last year to develop prototype prosthetic limbs in Uganda through 3D printing.
Technology already makes this possible, but what is not yet secure is a business model to drive this innovation forward by making it more widely available to hospitals and clinics in the developing world. This Stronger Together grant will allow cbm Canada to hire experts to contribute to the development of this plan.
|Project Name:||3D Printing of Prosthetics for Children|
|Purpose of Investment:||To research and propose a business model to manufacture prosthetic sockets made on a 3D printer for some of the world’s poorest children in developing countries.|
|Participating Grantmakers:||Acts of Grace Foundation, Bridgeway Foundation, John & Rebecca Horwood, Mitchell Family Foundation|
- By June 2016, deliver a researched business model that will bring cutting edge technology – starting with a prosthetic socket made on a 3D printer – to some of the world’s poorest children in developing countries in the best and most sustainable way.
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