Currently, 80% of the world’s amputees lack access to modern prosthetics.
While at D-School I coached a talented team of students into developing a unique and powerful solution that provides amputees in third world countries with affordable, high quality prosthetics. By now they have grown into an award winning company. Check them out here.
Credits: Isabel Bahiana Wotzasek, Lucas Paes de Melo, Ines Pedro, Maria Stockhaus, Hendrik Dahlhaus, Cecilie Hilmer, Jessica Menold, Matthew Dion and Wesley Teerlink
Co-Coach: Marco Eisenberg
Prosthetics based on human needs
The team's journey from research in rural South Africa to their first ideas, prototypes and, finally, their first market ready product was based on the core idea of empathy. Of truly understanding the people they were designing for. By following the Design Thinking process, the team was able to not only try to design a new prosthetic leg, but create a solution for those amputees who don't have access to regular medical check-ups and visits to the hospital.