This is a video recording from the actual virtual fundraise event on June 5th, 2020. This recording will be available to the public until September 5th, 2020. Full conference recordings can be purchased here.
The World Health Organization and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics estimates that 80% of the world’s amputees live in developing countries, yet only 5% have access to proper prosthetic care. There are many reasons that amputees cannot access this care, including high costs, lack of infrastructure to produce prosthetic devices, and lack of trained clinicians. The Victoria Hand Project (VHP) has a mission to provide low-cost prosthetic and orthotic care to individuals in resource-poor areas who would not otherwise have access. VHP is working in 8 developing countries, and is currently expanding to remote and under-served areas of North America.
3D Printed Prosthetics and Orthotics for Under-served Communities
Presentation Description: The Victoria Hand Project (VHP) is a Canadian not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide low-cost prosthetic and orthotic care to individuals who otherwise would not have access. VHP does this by partnering with clinical professionals and 3D printing experts to manufacture these prosthetic and orthotic devices in resource-poor areas. With a combination of 3D scanning and 3D printing, VHP is able to produce custom-made, highly-functional prosthetic arms, to help amputees regain function to help in their daily lives. As well, VHP is currently trialing 3D printed scoliosis braces for children. VHP is working in 8 developing countries and is expanding to remote and under-served areas of North America.