Practical Prosthetics
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Practical Prosthetics integrates 3D-printing into the prosthetic manufacturing process, developing functional prosthetics operated by an independent and intuitive control system.

Each year, almost 200,000 amputations are performed in the United States. But most prosthetics are priced from $4,000 to $50,000, making them cost prohibitive and beyond the reach of most consumers.

Practical Prosthetics integrates 3D printing into the prosthetic manufacturing process, developing functional prosthetics operated by an independent and intuitive control system. The technology necessary to make affordable and accessible prosthetics exists—Practical Prosthetics is simply putting it to use and challenging the notion that building a prosthetic needs to be complicated and expensive.

Innovation in Action 2019 Grand Prize Winner, Michigan Business Challenge 2019 Seigle Impact Track Runner-up, Michigan Business Challenge 2019 Sillman Award for Best Undergraduate Team, Michigan Business Challenge 2019 Williamson Award for Outstanding Cross-Functional Team


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