Using 3D Printing to Provide Low-cost Prosthetic Care in Developing Countries
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.
In this webinar, 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.