fit 4 purpose's objectives are to
Investigate user needs
Cultural constraints, clinical and manufacturing resources in Uganda and Jordan.
Develop a specification for a body-powered prosthesis
Optimised for Low to Middle Income Countries, by exploring the influence of key functional properties on functionality, usability & real-world use.
Design, manufacture and test a new device that restores a high level of functionality
Is culturally acceptable, and is well suited to LMIC prescription, manufacture and fitting.
Explore highly novel approaches
To realising a step change in body-powered prosthesis performance.
Develop a digital toolbox
For evaluating the impact of prosthetic provision on amputees’ lives, and thus evaluate the impact of the new prosthesis in Jordan and Uganda.
Develop an implementation toolkit
Including training resources and a platform for knowledge exchange on prescription, manufacture, fitting and clinical support.