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...read more

Timeline

2012

In 2012 Waag Society and HONF are developing the Low Cost Lower Leg Prosthesis. This is a process where experts from different...

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2011

Waag Society and HONF become official partners, by signing a formal letter of agreement. The first goal is to establish HONFablab...

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2010

A second prosthetics workshop is organized in the Fablab Amsterdam. This time the main aim is to define design parameters for...

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2009

Start of the collaborative process between Fablab Amsterdam and HONF in Amsterdam, where HONF is invited to an introductory...

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Latest developments

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Designer Mickael Boulay is currently working on an adjustable connection part and foot. To get relevant feedback and to be able to make the next steps, experts have been gathered...Read more >

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Op 2 juni 2012 waren we aanwezig op de Nacht van de Kunst en Wetenschap in Groningen. Een prachtig event met veel bezoekers (waarom hebben we dat in Amsterdam niet?), die massaal...Read more >

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In the last week of May I visited the Fablab in Yogyakarta which we are setting up together with the people from HONF (House of Natural Fibre).Read more >