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Tecnology

BAMBOO PROSTHESIS.

Carimbo Unesp

Attractive

Low cost

Facilitates medical procedure
Engineering and Instrumentation
PROBLEM

The demand for affordable prostheses is now taking on large proportions, especially in poorer countries. Generally, wood prostheses are improvised, putting the user's own health at risk. Sometimes making the patient's picture even worse. In Brazil, according to the Ministry of Health, about one million people with disabilities are waiting for prosthetics.

SOLUTION

The invention describes a process for manufacturing a transtibial prosthesis using a bamboo-based polymeric composite. Protebam is highly sustainable: it is made from materials from renewable sources, has a low manufacturing cost and there is less emission of toxic waste during its manufacture.


Idea

Laboratory

Prototype

Scheduling

Market

The bamboo prosthesis was made from a composite of bamboo and castor resin. These materials come from renewable sources that give the device more resistance, lightness and very affordable price.

Agency Code
16AUIN018
Patent
BR 10 2016 010161 1

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