Welcome to the cbm Canada's media centre. Here you'll find the latest news, information, photos and announcements relating to 3D Printability.
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00:13 COMPUTER SHOWING CAD DRAWING OF PROSTHETIC.
00:26 SEGMENT ON GINGER COONS AT COMPUTER.
00:38 CLOSE UP OF CAD DRAWING OF PROSTHETIC.
00:50 MATT RATTO ARRANGES 3D PROSTHETIC.
01:01 CLOSE UP OF 3D PRINTER IN ACTION.
01:26 CHILD IN AFRICA WITH A DISABILITY.
01:33 CHILD BEING ASSESED BY cbm COMMUNITY WORKER.
01:50 ORTHO WORKSHOP WITH CHILD UGANDA
02:06 REMOVING CAST FROM CHILD IN UGANDA
02:18 MAKING A MOULD
03:04 CHILD WALKING WITH PROSTHETIC
03:10 JUSTINE GETTING FITTED WITH A PROSTHETIC
A child under the age of 5 needs a new lower-limb prosthetic every year - then every other year until he or she is 12 - and, finally, every 3 to 4 years until he or she is 21.
A prosthetic socket attaches the child's residual limb to the prosthesis. Each socket is designed custom to each child.
The current process of crafting a prosthetic leg involves measuring, casting, filing the negative cast to create a positive mold. In total, it takes a technician a week to produce. It's extremely labour intensive and requires a child to make multiple trips to the hospital for measurement and fittings.
For the poorest children, the time and cost of travel makes even the journey to the hospital a very costly proposition. By reducing the time it takes to fashion a prosthetic - we reduce this burden on the poorest families.