Why focus on Orthotics for Children?

Every 15hrs an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy making it the most common childhood physical disability in Australia. Most of these children will need to wear Orthotics throughout their life.

Every 15hrs an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy making it the most common childhood physical disability in Australia. Most of these children will need to wear Orthotics throughout their life.

Without access to orthotics services, people are often confined to their homes – excluded from participating in society, and locked into poverty and isolation.

Without access to orthotics services, people are often confined to their homes – excluded from participating in society, and locked into poverty and isolation.

Globally 100 million kids need Orthotics and demand is exponentially outstripping supply!

Globally 100 million kids need Orthotics and demand is exponentially outstripping supply!


Disability and power of technology

We have raised over $54,000 in just one month from our recent crowdfunding campaign! A great big hug and thank you to all our supporters that have contributed to life-changing, 3D Printed posture & mobility equipment for children with disabilities.

The medical term for these are Ankle & Foot Orthoses, but we call them "Magic Shoes" :)

Check out our video below and see how you can be part of the change:

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Ankle Foot Orthoses Production - TODAY vs TOMORROW

The process of TODAY

The vision for TOMORROW


Get Involved - Be Part Of The Change

If you want to get involved, apart from contributing to the campaign, we want to hear from you

Trial Family

We are looking for 50 families to be part of the trial. If your child is 2-6 years old, on a long wait-list for AFOs, and around Sydney this is your opportunity

Orthotist

Want to be one of the first Orthotists in Australia offering this service to your clients?  Apply now, and we will help to get the first Clinics equipped.

Research Partner

Want to be part of history? We are looking for research partners to help make 3D Printed Orthoses available to the world


AbilityMate is not just a supplier of assistive technology. We advocate for a sustainable and ethical future that is informed and encouraged by the principles of the next industrial revolution.

AbilityMate is catalysing a new economy within the disability sector and blurring the lines between designer, maker, and consumer.

We are creating a global commons of open-source designs to be owned & governed by the disability community. In addition, we are setting up localised factories where these designs will be made.

Though possible, this will be extremely difficult without some help.

All donations will be spent on supporting AbilityMate’s advocacy; inclusion and open-sourcing initiatives. We are a For-Purpose Social Enterprise committed to making real and scalable impact to anyone who wants to lead a more independent life.

You can help us make this a reality!