After initial technical difficulties we are set and have printed the first hand prostheses. We already had the honor to work together with our first study participant and fitted our first hand prosthesis.
Kevin and Nikolas made a trip to Mukono together with Dieter, the orthopedic technician who leads ProUganda’s workshop. The city is very busy and there is a lot of traffic.
Furthermore, we conducted a very insightful interview with the amputee Mario, our local “prosthesis ambassador”, who helped us to understand amputees in Uganda better and established connections to other amputees. A first short glimpse of the interview can be found on our instagram post.
A big challenge for amputees in Uganda are the relatively high travel costs. To make it easier for amputees to participate in our study, we take over the costs for their journey.