Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

3D PrintAbility / Produced low-cost 3D prosthetics for those in need

Only 10% of the 38 million people who need of essential prosthetics and orthotics can access them. This project demonstrated a way to transform that reality by introducing 3D-printed prosthetics, at significantly lower cost, faster production time and less technical expertise. We trialled provision of these assistive devices – which enable kids to go to school, adults to gain employment, and all to participate more in community life – in three low-income countries. The result was astounding: more comfortable, durable and practical devices changed the lives of people living with mobility impairments, who were previously excluded.

Client / Manufacturer

Nia Technologies Ltd

Nia Technologies Ltd
Toronto, Canada


Hope and Healing International

Hope and Healing International
(formerly CBM Canada)
Richmond Hill, Canada