ProsFit and Its Partners Stole the Show at Mobilab 2017 in Geel, Belgium
17 February 2017
At Mobilab’s 10th anniversary event in Geel, Belgium, ProsFit and other like-minded innovative companies confirmed that the prosthetics and orthotics industry is quickly adopting and seeing the benefits of digital technology. At the session highlighting trends in the industry ProsFit’s CEO, Alan Hutchison was the first on stage: he revealed how user feedback is being used to drive design of affordable, reliable & desirable prosthetic products & services.
Right afterwards, Manuel Opitz, CEO of our partner Mecuris, talked about how Additive Manufacturing (Re)Individualises Orthopaedic Care, particularly related to load bearing prosthetics.
He was followed by Naveed Parvez CEO of Andiamo, who presented the fabulous world of Virtual Reality and the key role it will play in the P&O industry.
The consensus is that the future is bright and that crucial innovation is having a positive impact for limb wearers!
ProsFit at Arab Health 2017
31 January 2017
ProsFit was represented at Arab Health in Dubai by Mecuris, a like-minded partner from Germany. A below-knee prosthesis on the stand of Dubai Health Authority integrated a ProsFit socket and Mecuris foot, both 3D printed. A fully 3D printed prosthesis is not so far away!
ProsFit Extends the Family
18 November 2016
Introducing ProsFit Original TF! The first definitive 3D printed trans-femoral socket. We continue to leverage knowledge and technology to enable confident mobility. Clinical investigation scheduled for 2017.
ProsFit has successfully closed its 3rd Fundraising Round!
15 October 2016
We are pleased to announce that 3 years after it was founded, ProsFit has successfully closed its 3rd Fundraising Round! 85% of the new funds came from existing shareholders, with the remainder from new investors.
ProsFit’s vision is “A World where innovation provides limb wearers a choice of affordable, reliable and desirable prosthetic products and services”. In line with this vision the new funds will allow market expansion, the building of robust delivery capabilities, and the recruitment of additional talented team members, who will collaborate with customers, partners and limb wearers, leveraging knowledge and technology to enable confident mobility.
ProsFit at the “3D Printing – Synergy between theory and practice” forum
09 June 2016
Christopher and Krasimir may have had something better to do on Thursday afternoon, but when it comes to spreading knowledge about 3D Printing they forget about their techy routines. They attended a large forum in Sofia discussing 3D industry topics and sharing ProsFit’s valuable knowledge. The multifaceted attendees – both speakers and audience, made of this first for Bulgaria event a forum to be on the radar of every innovation aficionado.
Designed by you, 3d printed by ProsFit
17 May 2016
“Let’s Talk Innovation” was the motto under which a team from ProsFit visited OT World in Leipzig.
After the introduction of our robust ProsFit Original definitive sockets in early 2015, we have now launched the ProsFit Original Plus range. Maintaining the excellent material properties and nature dynamic flexibility of its predecessor, the ProsFit Original Plus socket includes additional post-processing to incorporate an aesthetic design to the durable external surface, and individual socket coding for traceability. A range of colours and design options are available.
Let’s walk the talk!
ProsFit team expands – Gordon Wilson joins the innovators’ crew
22 April 2016
After being one of the early adopters of the ProsFit solution, Gordon Wilson will join the company’s team as Clinical Specialist. In this capacity he will be active in client development and support, and provide clinical expertise in the area of prosthetics and orthotics.
Gordon will continue his role as principal prosthetist with REHAB Prosthetics (www.rehabprosthetics.com), which will offer ProsFit’s solution to its clients.
Gordon graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BSc in Prosthetics and orthotics in 1991, and worked as a clinician in various centres in the UK. He was involved in centre management and service development, including implementing new IT systems, CAD CAM systems and working towards “objective led prescribing” to improve both outcomes and value for money.
In 2007, Gordon was co-founder of Rehab Prosthetics, an award winning private prosthetics practice where he continues to work today. He was an early adopter of the ProsFit system, and a keen advocate of it.
ProsFit joins the ISPO Council of Industry Partners
15th April 2016
April 2016 ProsFit became a member of the ISPO Council of Industry Partners (http://www.ispoint.org/council-industry-partners). Chaired by ISPO’s President the Council is a forum for on-going networking, learning and joint exploration of common challenges in the P&O field. It provides feedback to ISPO on potential ways to collaborate with industry partners, for the benefit P&O users across the world.
Members represent different lines of business and regions, and today comprise Chas. A. Blatchford & Sons Ltd (UK), Touch Bionics Ltd (UK), Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (D), Becker Orthopedic (D), Össur hf (Iceland), Proteor (F), Ability Matters Group (UK), Fillauer LLC (USA), CR Equipements (CH), and ProsFit Technologies (BG).
ProsFit will be represented in the Council by Alan Hutchison, Founder and CEO, who is a seasoned business development professional, with extensive experience of international business building, technology commercialisation, acquisitions, mergers and restructuring, and has worked with companies of different types & sizes ranging across industries and geographies.
ProsFit cooperates with Handicap International on a pilot study applied to physical rehabilitation in Togo, Madagascar and Syria
20 March 2016
Innovation is topping the agenda of ProsFit and it has long been on Handicap International’s too.
Technology developed by ProsFit Technologies JSC, has been identified to deliver “patient e-care” that meets the socio-economic needs of beneficiaries and the local health system in a sustainable manner in the complicated context of developing or conflict-affected countries. A 6-month study (January-July 2016) of 24 patients on 3 sites (Lomé, Mahajanga, Homs), conducted by four organizations: Handicap International, ProsFit Technologies JSC, Protéor SAS and Strathclyde University Glasgow. This will provide information on the patient satisfaction levels, quality and cost-benefits provided by 3D prosthetic technology, as well as on its compatibility with the existing system for providing access to functional rehabilitation care for people living in underprivileged environments.
Please remain tuned in for further development – a publication is planned at the end of the study, after July 2016.
ProsFit launches new corporate identity to
communicate its vision, offerings, value,
philosophy and approach
15th November 2015
ProsFit develops proprietary clutch lock for use with
its 3D printed below-knee sockets
1st November 2015
HomeFitting Project launched in UK with Blesma,
Rehab Prosthetics and Proted
15th October 2015
Together with a consortium of partners ProsFit has launched a HomeFitting project in the UK, the primary aim of which is to identify, measure and assess the benefits for limb wearers and other stakeholders associated with fitting of a ProsFit prosthetic socket and prosthesis in the home.
All the limb wearers involved in the project will be members of Blesma (https://blesma.org/) the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association, the origins of which go back to the first World War when forty thousand Service men lost limbs. Rehab Prosthetics (http://www.rehabprosthetics.com/), represented by Gordon Wilson, a qualified and experienced prosthetist, will conduct fitting of the patients in their homes. Established in 2007 Rehab Prosthetics has experience in innovating every aspect of prosthetics
manufacturing and fitting. Having supported satellite clinics across the World, it has been as early adopter of ProsFit’s solution. The components below the socket will be supplied by Proted (http://www.protedglobal.com/), which was founded as a prosthetic-orthotic rehabilitation center in Turkey and now operates as the leading Turkish manufacturer of CE marked prosthetic components.
Using ProsFit’s socket fitting and production approach, and conducted in line with standard clinical practice, the project also aims to develop key metrics that allow the benefits to be identified, objectively measured and communicated. These metrics will include “Time to Fit (T2F)”, “Time to Comfort” (T2C), and “Cost to Comfort (C2C)”, metrics that ProsFit aims to introduce into the prosthetics industry.