This project aims to revolutionize the manufacture of prosthetics in Africa by using cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), advanced manufacturing, and photogrammetry. The project is a collaboration between three universities: Dedan Kimathi University in Kenya and Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda. The project brings together researchers, developers, and scholars to help Africa produce affordable prosthetics.
The project’s concept is to create a system where amputees can take photos of their stump using a mobile phone and a socket will be generated from the images. Patients can also upload photos of their remaining limbs and a prosthetic will be generated to match their existing limb.
The project will also research ways to improve the reliability of photogrammetry in 3D image reconstruction and the manufacturing of prosthetic sockets to ensure patient comfort and durability.