The World Health Organisation estimates that there are 1 billion people with disabilities worldwide.
Only 1 in 10 get the assistive products they need.
Without assistive technology, people may be excluded, isolated, and locked into poverty, increasing the impact of disability on a person, their family, and society.
- World Health Organisation
We design open-source hardware solutions. Once developed we release the “blueprints” to cultivate global collaboration, transparency and continual innovation.
We utilise and build our own cutting-edge technologies like 3D scanners, automated CAD modelling, and 3D printers.
We collaborate with people who have disabilities, their families, healthcare providers and mission driven organisations to ensure our products are human centred, clinically safe and fulfil the needs of our community.
Our model applies to many different custom-made products. We have decided to begin with a focus on one of the greatest need areas - custom-made Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs) for children.
Our mission is to find ways of making the world inclusive for and with people of all abilities!
As an impact-driven organisation these values guide our team to make decisions which stay true to our purpose. They also align us with like minded people and organisations.
Every person with a disability should have access to the assistive products they need to be included in society. To achieve this, our vision is to co-create a global commons of open-source designs and set up localised factories where assistive products can be produced with technologies like 3D printers.
Step 1: Commercialise our first product and service - Ankle foot Orthoses for children with disabilities, equip and train Orthotists in Australia
Step 2: Make 3D scanning IP available to the global disability community through a safe & ethical open-licence and training program.
Step 3: Develop a scaleable platform whereby approved 3D printing hubs can sign up and get paid to make assistive products.
Step 4: Hit sustainability and reach people who are desperately in need.
Go back to step 1: Invest profits and repeat step 1 to 4 with the next most needed assitive product.
We are truly inspired by the innovation happening in the disability & technology fields, here in Australia and all around the world. People with lived experience of a disability and those around them are incredibly inventive, and we celebrate that!
We love working with forward-thinking organisations our team is incredibly humbled to be supported by: