DEVELOPMENT OF LOW-COST DEVICES
Devices are available in-country, but not affordable to the poor and even the lower middle-class. For this reason low-cost devices are developed.
In 2011/2012 various prototypes for devices were manufactured at small local shops, including standing frames, quadropod walkers, adapted chairs and supine and prone positioning devices. Hard and soft splints have also been adapted using a variety of materials, including rubber, elastic fabric, flip flops and plaster of paris.
In 2014 we began a partnership with ANANI centre in Antananarivo and Timion in South Africa to refine and further develop these prototypes. Our vision is to not only make them available to people we serve, but to increase device accessibility across country through easy manufactured, easy assembled designs.
In 2013 we were able to provide 33 devices to persons in need.