Social Hardware is developing low-cost silicone rubber prosthetic hands that are UV, dust, stain, and water resistant. Our aim is to maximise the product lifespan for amputees from low-income and rural communities.
We are dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for society's biggest healthcare problems. We envision a world where everyone has access to affordable assistive technologies, regardless of his or her socio-economic status.
We support the Make In India Campaign and aim to systematically replace overseas imports with our locally manufactured goods, enabling healthcare providers to help more people, faster, and at much lower cost than existing international supply chains.
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Did you know that the majority of parts used to produce hand prostheses in India are imported from overseas countries in Europe and North America?
The result of sourcing parts from distant locations is devices that cost over six times the monthly income of the average rural family; despite the fact that almost 70% of India’s population lives in rural areas, where the highest rate of amputation occurs.
In response, we founded Social Hardware, a Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion recognised startup under the Startup India Action Plan, with the aim of replacing costly overseas imports with locally manufactured prostheses, enabling non-profit organisations to help more people, faster, and at much lower cost than existing international supply chains.
To ensure that amputees receive the necessary support they need, we've also set up disability rehabilitation programs with The Association of People with Disabilities and Jaipur Foot to provide amputees from rural communities with access to the physiotherapy and training required to effectively utilise a prosthetic hand in daily life.
Participants that successfully complete the program will be fitted with our prosthetic hand for free.
Open access to our research findings will also be made freely accessible to all.
Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
To raise the funds required to provide amputees with prosthetics for free, we're offering backers the chance to pre-order our development kit that includes everything you need to understand, build, and modify your own robotic hand.Coming soon to