3D PRINTED PROTHESES
The Enevra ("Enable every amputee") project is dedicated to providing disabled people with prostheses that are produced locally using 3D printing. To this objective, students from RWTH university (Enactus Aachen) are conducting a project feasibility study at the CorSu Rehabilitation Hospital in Kisubi (Uganda) with our support in 2022.
Initally, students will install a 3D printer and will be training staff at the hospital. During the pilot phase, the first patients will be fitted with printed prostheses. The focus is on simple, low-cost hand prostheses. These have an entirely aesthetic function and may help to alleviate social stigmatization.
The project objective is to evaluate the prerequisites, opportunities, obstacles and synergy effects for the future implementation of the Enevra project in Uganda. The experience and improvisational skills of the local prosthesis manufacturers will be noted and may also be included.
The long-term goal is to achieve self-sufficiency with affordable prostheses through local partners. The technical upgrade with joints for thumbs or elbows can also be realised in the future.