Using 3-D printing to address the need for prosthetics in Uganda


By Amy Ratelle on Jan 18th, 2014

WASHINGTON POST - "There’s a striking lack of individuals in the developing world who are capable of making good prosthetic limbs. The World Health Organization has previously estimated that as many as 40,000 more trained personnel are needed. To address the problem, a Canadian professor is leading an effort to use 3-D scanning and printing to create parts for prosthetic legs. While 3-D printed limbs aren’t as good as those handmade by skilled technicians, they could provide a superior alternative to going without a prosthetic, or using a device that an amateur made." Click here for the full article.

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