Accessible Prosthetics Initiative (API)

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The Medical Robotics Club is looking for students interested in starting a chapter of the Accessible Prosthetics Initiative at Georgia Tech.

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The Medical Robotics Club is looking for students interested in starting a chapter of the Accessible Prosthetics Initiative at Georgia Tech.

What is API?

  • Our mission is to increase access to prosthetic technologies and care, especially for those who cannot access these through traditional avenues

  • The three main ways we seek to complete our mission:

    • Educational initiatives

      • Educate amputees on what is available to them so they can make informed decisions

      • Teach current and future professionals how to incorporate accessible devices into their practice

    • Community development

      • Reach out to amputees and those in the healthcare field (doctors, prosthetists, and therapists)

      • Connect students, amputees, and healthcare providers who are passionate about prosthetics with one another

    • Developing accessible devices

      • Create something that has maximum clinical impact but is still accessible and affordable

  • We work with colleges around the country, including Ohio State and University of Pittsburgh, and we’re trying to start a chapter here at Tech

Why you should join:

  • Ensure all amputees get quality care

  • Help to break down the financial and social barriers that many amputees may experience

  • Educate amputees on the different technologies and clinical practices available to them

How you can get involved:

  • Fill out this google form to provide your information: https://forms.gle/y.yedRYbaxtuv8MBc7

  • If you have any questions, comments, or just want to chat more about API, feel free to contact Sophia Tran at stran47@gatech.edu

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  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 12, 2021 - 9:19am
  • Last Updated: Mar 12, 2021 - 9:19am