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ProPortion

ProPortion is helping to develop and distribute a device that quickly and easily produces high-quality prosthetic sockets in developing countries.

Problem

Because prosthetic socket design can take several days, requiring multiple visits and highly-trained makers, getting a proper-fitting device in developing countries can be a challenge—particularly for low-income amputees living in rural areas.

Project

The ProPortion Foundation is working with a $1 million grant from Google.org to expand the development and distribution of Majicast, a fully automated, easy-to-use device that produces high-quality prosthetic sockets, in both urban and rural areas in developing countries.

Impact

With a more efficient way to produce well-fitting, comfortable sockets, eventually all amputees, landmine victims, and others in need of lower limb prosthetics will have access to a quality prosthetic wherever they live.