Last weeks ten leg prostheses were made by our 3D team. In the middle of the group picture, you see a selection of the people who received a prosthesis. Joshep is able to work behind his loom again. The prosthesis helps him well since he needs two legs to practice the technique. He does not […]
One and a half years ago, this little boy had to undergo an amputation of his lower leg at the Masanga Hospital Sierra Leone. Last week his family suddenly stood in front of the physiotherapy building. His family heard that we were 3D printing prostheses again in Masanga and asked me to make a prosthesis for […]
Already three weeks in Masanga. Time flies! The first week we had a “small problem” with the inverter of the 3D-printers. So we had to take care of this problem first, before we were able to start 3D-printing. From the start we arrived, several patients were already asking for the prostheses within the Masanga village. Later […]
Als je uit het vliegtuig stapt komt de klamme hitte je tegemoet. Aan de rolstoelen voor de mensen zijn die slechter ter been zijn en uit het vliegtuig geholpen worden, zie je dat je aangekomen bent in Sierra Leone. Het zijn namelijk geen nette rolstoelen die je op een luchthaven zou verwachten, maar lekkere gammele […]
3D Sierra Leone (Foundation 3D Printing in developing countries) is running at full speed! Together with our research group of Technical Medicine, Industrial design, Mechanical engineering, and Biomedical engineering students from the University of Twente, TU Delft, and Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen, we are conducting research at the 3D Lab Radboudumc to improve the leg and arm prostheses for […]
The first participants received a 3D printed lower leg prosthesis. In the village of Masanga there are already seven people who are in need of a lower leg prosthesis, this shows the great demand for prostheses in Sierra Leone!