VHP's early research with ROMP, 2014
Our mission is to provide upper-limb prosthesis to amputees in developing countries, with limited or no access to prosthetic care.
The Victoria Hand Project (VHP) designs low-cost, highly functional, 3D printed prosthetics. In collaboration with our international clinical partners, we make these prosthetics available to amputees throughout the world. Our system uses advanced and cost effective tools: 3D printing, 3D laser scanning, and 3D software, to fabricate these devices directly within the countries where they are used. With our prosthesis, amputees can regain the ability to do home or work-related tasks, and improve their quality of life.
Our scalable provision system has three key features:
A transferable production and fabrication system to make 3D printed prosthetics in the countries where they are needed
Professional provision of prostheses to amputees through clinical intermediaries with medical practitioners
Training and support of both the production network and the clinical provision network