Unlocking access to mobility and independence
There are over 8 million above knee amputees in the world yet only 5% have access to a quality prosthetic device. OpenGait is working to restore mobility and independence to these individuals by providing high quality, low cost prosthetic solutions.
OpenGait is in the development stage of a full above knee prosthetic kit, which will contain all components and tools needed to fit an amputee with a full prosthetic leg. The kit contains an adjustable socket that will remove the timely casting process of current sockets and a high functioning mechanical knee. The kit will be provided at a very low cost to global aid organizations allowing them to have a greater impact and help more people.
Aaron is a second year PhD Student in the joint department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill and NC State. He has significant experience machining and building powered prostheses in lab. Aaron leads the mechanical design and prototyping of the adjustable socket system.
Dustin is a market director with over 10 years of technical sales and marketing experience working with various industries around the world. Dustin recently completed his MBA from NC State and leads the business operations, branding and marketing.
Lindsay is a fourth year PhD Student in the joint department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill and NC State. She has significant experience in biomechanics and leads the mechanical testing and analysis of user interface for the socket.
In the coming year OpenGait plans to bring our prosthetic kit to Guatemala in coordination with local prosthetists to improve on our design and approach. We appreciate any interest in being apart of this critical next step for OpenGait.
Happy New Year! As of January 1st 2019, OpenGait Prosthetics, Inc. is officially a registered company! This year will be an exciting one. Stay tuned to follow our progress!
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