Children and adolescents suffering from forearm loss or upper amelia (lack of a limb since birth) are restricted in the types of activities they can engage in. SwissProsthetics provides a robust, reliable and affordable modular prosthetic solution that allows a variety of activities – such as biking and skiing - to be performed with minimal restrictions.
The team develops prosthetic hand modules for various activities. It has developed and successfully tested solutions for riding a bike, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and playing tennis, among others. The hand modules are coupled to an adaptive shaft through a quick-release coupling system which makes it possible to attach and release the prosthetic modules quickly and reliably. The range of applications is continuously adapted and expanded to meet the relevant needs.
The project was launched as a two-year cooperative venture between appsocial.org and the Institute of Mechatronic Systems at ZHAW in Winterthur. At Wyss Zurich, the project team develops the necessary process steps for market entry in close collaboration with the project initiator and mentor, Professor Andreas Trojan, MD.
This project is supported by the following partners: appsocial.org foundation, MyHandicap foundation, Michel Fornasier Charity Give Children a Hand and Wyss Zurich.