An amazing collaboration that utilises the latest in digital fabrication technologies to the benefit of kids with disability.
The right orthoses can have immediate and ongoing positive impacts for children with developmental disabilities like Cerebral Palsy. Despite the upside, out of the 100 million children who need orthotics, only 1 in 10 get access to the assistive devices they need, especially in remote and regional areas.
Northcott Innovation is proud to work alongside Northcott and AbilityMade in order to provide children with disability with access to 3D printed, custom-made orthoses. This unique collaboration enables children to receive a range of customised orthoses, such as Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs), Supra Malleolar Orthoses (SMOs) and UCBLs using a plaster-cast free, digital approach.
Thanks to support from the NSW Department of Industry, Disability Sector Scale Up initiative Northcott Innovation, Northcott and AbilityMade are continuing to work together to redefine how the Australian disability sector approaches the prescription, assessment and manufacturing of AFOs for children with disability. Our hope is to change the way Orthotics are prescribed and manufactured for all Australians with disabilities, with particular benefits to those in rural/remote areas.