NEWS & VIEWS

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April 2020

The Victoria Hand Project is changing lives with affordable 3D-printed prosthetics

James MacDonald of the Globe and Mail recently toured our lab and submitted this feature, detailing the work of the Victoria Hand Project.

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March 2020

B.C. engineers awarded $1 million TD grant toward equalizing access to health care in remote communities

The Victoria Hand Project was awarded $1 million after competing in the TD Ready Challenge.

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February 2020

Expert Corner - 3D Printing Low-Cost Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices

VHP's COO, Michael Peirone, wrote a blog post  describing how the Victoria Hand Project operates and what technology is used. 

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December 2019

Grant extends reach of Victoria Hand Project's 3D-printed hands, back braces to Canadian kids

Andrew Duffy and Darren Stone from Times Colonist visited the lab to learn more about VHP and the TD Ready Challenge.

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December 2019

Victoria 3D printing initiative expands to help amputees in Canada

CBC News ran an article detailing VHP's plans for the TD Ready Challenge award, including an audio interview with the team.

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December 2019

Victoria Hand Project awarded $1M to develop low-cost prosthetics, spinal braces

Adam Chan for CTV News toured the lab and interviewed employees and volunteers about their work with the project and plans for TD award.

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November 2019

3DHeals at Vancouver Island Health Sciences

The Victoria Hand Project co-hosted a Vancouver Island Health Science event alongside the University of Victoria and Dr. Stephanie Willerth, showcasing 3D printed innovations.

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April 2019

With These Hands 

Students at the University of Vermont completed a project to add functionality to the existing designs of the Victoria Hand. These students designed and fabricated a bike handle holder and utensil holder.

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December 2019

Showing Keating Elementary students a helping hand

Two of our amazing volunteers presented to a classroom at a local elementary school on how everyone can benefit from technology, especially those in need.

January 2019

A Helping Hand to Those in Need

Our very own co-op student, Kelly Knights, published a blog through 3D Heals detailing our efforts in the healthcare community.

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June 2018

Printing Prosthetic Limbs: Victoria Hand Project

SeaSide magazine ran a feature on the Victoria Hand Project, including an interview with Michael Peirone.

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June 2018

Victoria Hand Project: Applying 3D Printing to Prosthetics

The New Stack featured our efforts in an article an included a short video of patients using the hands.

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October 2017

Rick Mercer Visits VHP

Rick Mercer gets a brainwave assessment in Olav Krigolson's lab, test-drives a 3D-printed prosthetic at the Victoria Hand Project and attempts to sing opera with music professor Benjamin Butterfield. 

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March 2017

Victoria non-profit in the running for huge Google grant

A Global News feature to help spread the word of our achievement of being a top 10 finalist for the Google Impact Challenge.

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February 2017

VHP at Discover Tectoria

Once a year, Victoria hosts an event that highlights all of the cutting edge technology being created in Victoria. We attend this event every year and love to see what other innovators of Victoria are making!

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November 2016

Ultimaker Feature

A showcase article of what we accomplish using 3D printers made by Ultimaker!

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October 2016

CTV News Victoria Fitting Video

In 2016, we fit one of our first local patients in Victoria with our device. The video shows some of the amazing things Chris can do with his new prosthetic.

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August 2016

VIATEC Winners

Recently being awarded the VIATEC Technology Award for Creative Excellence, this Douglas Magazine feature details the origins of the design of the hand through an interview with the CEO of VHP, Dr. Nick Dechev.

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July 2016

Cambodia Newspaper Article

Shortly after opening our Cambodia clinic, we were featured in a local news outlet after fitting our first patients in Cambodia!

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May 2016

Cambodia clinic run by brothers

Our move into Cambodia was made possible by these two amazing brothers who took the initiative and delivered the very first devices to patients.

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January 2016

VHP at the BC Tech Summit

This video features past co-op student, Alex Burden explaining the future plans for our project.

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December 2015

VHP UVic feature

Dr. Nick Dechev and Josh Coutts narrate the purpose and powerful impacts our project has on students at UVic and during their first trip in Guatemala.

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June 2015

VHP Global news feature

A video spot of the project in it's very early days while we were trialing devices in Guatemala and starting to look for funding to open clinics in Guatemala and Nepal.

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April 2015

Our first news feature!

Shortly after receiving a Grand Challenges Canada grant, CEO, Dr. Nick Dechev was interviewed by our software sponsors, CMC Microsystems, to introduce the project and our plans to trial devices in Guatemala.

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