Illini Prosthetics Team traveling to Guatemala to help Amputees

Category : EnterpriseWorks
Posted on: June 18, 2010

Illini Prosthetics is one of the student started companies in EnterpriseWorks, founder Jonathan Naber was the Lemelson Prize winner in 2010. The Illini Prosthetics team is at work finalizing the different concept arms which they will be taking to Guatemala during their field test from July 9th-18th. They will be testing the designs with ten volunteer patients that have been arranged for their company through the Range of Motion Project clinic ( Within the past month, Illini Prosthetics has run an intensive product development process which has heavily involved computer modeling and rapid prototyping of their designs. They have also employed two local machine shops and a local seamstress to create components of their designs. Illini Prosthetics unveiled their newly-designed website this week, . They have included a large amount of new content, including a Geography of Amputation map and updated Journal entries. Please take a moment to visit the site and learn a bit more about their social entrepreneur business model. Upon their return from Guatemala next month, they will be featuring pictures, videos, and journal entries about their time in Guatemala.