In January 2016, Google.org decided to financially support LegBank in order to develop a way to decentralise orthopedic care, through our products (the Majicast, our liners) and services (supporting prosthetic clinicians to open an orthopedic clinic in a rural area). This gave us the opportunity to further develop and optimize the Majicast. In collaboration with Laboratorio Gilete (Bogotá, Colombia) we organised a demonstration with the Majicast in May 2016. Several people attended from orthopedic institutes, physiotherapists, education centres, etc.
In the meantime, we continued developing our own liners. These silicon socks to increase patient comfort. They are currently available for 250-1000 dollar. We can sell them for $50. This is really promising!
We had learned the need for prosthetic care was high, especially in rural areas; there hardly are orthopaedic clinics in rural areas. Our assumption was; by providing practical training and seed capital to young people from the National Prosthetics educational program, we would empower them to work in the prosthetic business in rural areas, reduce the current shortage of technicians, decentralise prosthetic care and enable prosthetic provision in rural areas. This had to be verified... and so we did.