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  • 2 Differences by openthings

    Added STL files to open the 3D files in different programs.

    • Added file MOLD_FOR_EXAMPLES.stl to the repository
    • Added file SOCKET_BRACKETS.stl to the repository

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  • 2 Differences by openthings

    Connector parts of the prosthesis. Rhino files.

    • Added file MOLD_FOR_EXAMPLES.3dm to the repository
    • Added file SOCKET_BRACKETS.3dm to the repository

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Low-cost prosthesis

The Low Cost Prosthesis project aims at developing a lower leg prosthetic with production costs below $50.

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The Low Cost Prosthesis project aims at developing a lower leg prosthetic with production costs below $50. An important cause, because the need for prostheses is growing and the costs are often high. Due to the increasing rate of amputations, there is an ever-growing demand for prosthetic limbs.

In developing countries like Indonesia and India, the lack of basic public health often leads to diabetes, gangrene, and infection. Furthermore, poverty causes a lack of nutrition for babies which leads to unhealthy situations. In war-torn countries such as Cambodia, Iran, and Afghanistan, 80 to 85 percent of amputees are land mine survivors. Other causes of amputation in developing countries include industrial or environmental accidents and terrorist attacks. All of these causes are adding to the number of amputations at an alarming rate (Berry, 2001).

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Low-cost prosthesis: using recycled plastic

Low-cost prosthesis - Creating the Connector

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