The Developing World Prosthetics lab is a series of design innovations which are meant to develop low cost, effective, and durable prosthetic parts for people in the developing world. We act as a channel through which a community in the developing world can access technical and business know-how to solve their prosthetic and orthotic needs.
Our lab is built around technical projects that are carried out by students in the D-Lab program at MIT. These projects are led by members of the Biomechatronics Group and Center for Bits and Atoms at the Media Lab and other leaders in the prosthetic development field. By collaborating with local communities we develop dissemination strategies and improvements that designed for their unique set of needs.