This project is a research collaboration with the UCSD McKittrick Group and the UCSD Center for Human Frontiers focusing on the development of 3D printed transtibial prostheses and photogrammetry software that can make the provision of prostheses more accessible and affordable for amputees in developing regions of the world. This project is a non-EWB USA affiliated project.
This research effort is divided into four sub-teams that combine various and unique focuses toward our common goal. One group focuses on developing a smartphone app that allows photogrammetry technology to turn a scan of a residual limb into a 3D model of a socket, whereas the other teams are working on socket design, and mechanical validation of the 3D printed prosthetic foot and transtibial prosthesis.
Through the use of CAD, 3D Printing, and 3D photogrammetry software, we aim to reduce the costs and increase the accessibility to prostheses to enhance the quality of life for amputees around the world.
Click here to visit the Project Lim[b]itlesss webpage to learn more about the project and how you can do more to help.