NEWS & VIEWS
Victoria-based charity seeks public support to equip Ukrainians in need with prosthetics
Elizabeth McSheffrey & Kylie Stanton of Global News interview Nick Dechev, founder, Michael, CEO, and Kim, designer, about aspiring plans to expand the project to Ukraine.
Victoria charity needs help to provide prosthetic arms for Ukrainians injured in war
Oli Herrera of Chek News tours Victoria Hand Project's lab to learn more about aspiring plans to expand the project to Ukraine from the team.
Raising money for a local charity while competing in the Calgary Ironman
Hassan Hatoum is participated in his first Ironman competition and raised money for children who have lost their limbs around the world to be fit with Victoria Hands.
UVic Torch - Healing Technology
The University of Victoria featured Victoria Hand Project in it's alumni magazine, the Torch. Many of VHP's team members are UVic students and alumni, and VHP works closely with the university on many initiatives.
Vital Youth - Victoria Hand Project Donation
Victoria Hand Project was honoured to attend the Victoria Foundation's recent event celebrating the Vital Youth initiative, a program aimed at engaging young people and teaching them about the importance of philanthropy.
Cafe Scientifique- A Helping Hand to Those in Need
Michael and Kelly from Victoria Hand Project give an hour long 'cafe style' talk about the history of the project, the features of the hand, and more!
Lending a Hand: Custom 3D-Printed Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices Using Fusion 360
Jessie MacAlpine interviewed Michael Peirone, CEO, and Kelly, Biomedical Systems Designer, after VHP's Autodesk University presentation for insight on using the software, VHP's mission and more.
Autodesk 2021 Presentation
VHP was accepted to Autodesk University to present 'Using Fusion 360 to Design Patient-Specific Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices.' VHP created software that uses the Fusion 360 API to simplify the creation of complex designs, including custom limb-sockets.
3DHeals IG Live Interview
3DHEALS is a global platform for people to learn, collaborate, fundraise, and investing in healthcare 3D printing and 3D bioprinting. Jenny, CEO of 3DHeals, hosts a casual interview with VHP that was live on their Instagram channel.
Handprints - Root & STEM Feature
Root & STEM is produced by the Pinnguaq Association, a not-fot-profit that incorperates STEAM learning in remote communities. Handprints features VHP's past work and future expansion plans.
Ultimaker Innovator Podcast
This podcast episode highlights all of the innovators chosen for the Ultimaker 2020 Innovator List and their amazing work. VHP's Michael Peirone speaks at timestamp 39:50 about the project and his work using 3D printing.
2020 Ultimaker Innovator List
The Ultimaker Innovators list puts the spotlight on individuals or groups using 3D printing to transform the ways people work, think, and live. Michael Peirone, Chief Operating Officer of VHP was chosen for this year's list!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.