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Technologies to Enhance Quality and Access to Prosthetics & Orthotics: the importance of a multidisciplinary, user-centred approach

Technologies to Enhance Quality and Access to Prosthetics & Orthotics: the importance of a multidisciplinary, user-centred approach
Technologies to Enhance Quality and Access to Prosthetics & Orthotics: the importance of a multidisciplinary, user-centred approach
This paper presents the story behind developing the Cambodia-UK prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) project ‘LMIC Limbs’. We describe the methods employed in identifying and iterating the project scope, the principles underpinning our collaboration, and our reflections on the process. In the context of growing digital technology possibilities for P&O services (CAD/CAM, 3D scanning, and 3D printing or additive manufacturing), this set of principles addresses issues of:
• ensuring the project is defined by a technology pull, instead of a technology push,
• objectively mapping project stakeholders and the value proposition, and
• consulting these stakeholders on the potential benefits and disadvantages of these technologies, and the barriers and facilitators associated with their implementation.These issues are addressed simultaneously through approaching the project development by co-design of research with equal status partnerships across nationalities and multidisciplinary team professions. As such, the project deliverables are designed according to the definition of Appropriate Technology in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing.
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Dickinson, Alexander, Donovan-Hall, Margaret, Kheng, Sisary, Wills, Gary, Ostler, Chantel, Srors, Samedy, Tech, Auntouch, Granat, Malcolm, Kenney, Laurence, Pathak, Pathik, Harte, Carson, Worsley, Peter and Metcalf, Cheryl (2019) Technologies to Enhance Quality and Access to Prosthetics & Orthotics: the importance of a multidisciplinary, user-centred approach Southampton. University of Southampton 12pp. (doi:10.5258/SOTON/P0014).

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Abstract

This paper presents the story behind developing the Cambodia-UK prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) project ‘LMIC Limbs’. We describe the methods employed in identifying and iterating the project scope, the principles underpinning our collaboration, and our reflections on the process. In the context of growing digital technology possibilities for P&O services (CAD/CAM, 3D scanning, and 3D printing or additive manufacturing), this set of principles addresses issues of:
• ensuring the project is defined by a technology pull, instead of a technology push,
• objectively mapping project stakeholders and the value proposition, and
• consulting these stakeholders on the potential benefits and disadvantages of these technologies, and the barriers and facilitators associated with their implementation.These issues are addressed simultaneously through approaching the project development by co-design of research with equal status partnerships across nationalities and multidisciplinary team professions. As such, the project deliverables are designed according to the definition of Appropriate Technology in the context of UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health & Wellbeing.

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Accepted/In Press date: 10 August 2019
Published date: August 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 433135
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/433135
PURE UUID: f8745de1-1b43-4808-a21c-df94fe78dacf
ORCID for Alexander Dickinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9647-1944
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088
ORCID for Peter Worsley: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0145-5042
ORCID for Cheryl Metcalf: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7404-6066

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2019 16:30
Last modified: 20 Aug 2019 04:01

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Author: Sisary Kheng
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD
Author: Chantel Ostler
Author: Samedy Srors
Author: Auntouch Tech
Author: Malcolm Granat
Author: Laurence Kenney
Author: Pathik Pathak
Author: Carson Harte
Author: Peter Worsley ORCID iD
Author: Cheryl Metcalf ORCID iD

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