During our research we learned that the prosthetic socket was the only handcrafted element, most time-consuming to produce and most risk-involving part of a prosthesis. The socket is the component that connects a the prosthesis to a person’s residual limb and is therefore crucial for walking comfortably. So we started to look for techniques that could make the production of sockets better and more efficient.
We came across Arjan Buis, dr. at the University of Strathclyde and together with Reggs and engineers from the TU Delft we created the first prototype of the Majicast; a casting device for use by orthopaedic specialists to capture the shape and volume of lower residual limbs. The prototype was brought to Colombia, where our first tests with the EIA University in Medellín and the orthopedic clinic CENOP took place. This helped us to understood how to improve, what value we could deliver and how to distribute this product & services to potential customers.