Using 3D Printing to Provide Low cost Prosthetic Care in Developing Countries

Starts: March 31, 2021 at 13:00 Ends: March 31, 2021 at 14:00
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The Victoria Hand Project is a dedicated team of engineers, designers, and volunteers based in Victoria, Canada, at the University of Victoria. The VHP has a mission to provide low-cost, highly functional, 3D-printed prosthetic arms to amputees in areas of the world where access to prosthetic care can be difficult.

Join us for a live webinar as we take a look at how the Victoria Hand Project utilizes 3D printing to provide arms to amputees in areas of the world where access to prosthetic care can be difficult.

Learn how VHP uses 26 Ultimaker 2+ printers in nine different countries and how they are able to send the design files (STLs and Gcode) out to their partners around the world. Explore how they can also design specifically for these printers and see how partners can just download the Gcode and start prints with less hassle. Plus hear from Michael Peirone, B.Eng, the COO of the Victoria Hand Project, as he walks us through how the project got started, how they came up with the design and highlights real-life examples of individuals they have helped.

Key takeaways include:

  • How VHP is sharing printers with others
  • How VHP uses remote printing
  • How the VHP team developed their design
  • Benefits of using 3D printing compared to other methods
  • Real-life examples
  • How you can bring 3D printing to your institution
  • How VHP trains locals in developing countries on leading-edge technologies

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Michael Peirone – Speaker  

Michael began working with the Victoria Hand Project in 2015 during his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria. He completed two internships with VHP, including one which involved expanding VHP's operations to Nepal. After graduating, Michael began working with VHP and is now the COO of VHP. He runs the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as assists with the long-term growth of VHP, and the engineering design of the prosthetic and orthotic devices.  

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