Firm uses 3D technology to keep step ahead for children


Federal MP for Blaxland, Jason Clare and Federal MP for Lindsay, Emma Hussar, visited AbilityMate to see how they create tailored orthotics for children.

Story appeared in: Review | September 11th, 2017



TUCKED away in Guildford, a start-up company is using 3D printing technology to change the lives of children with walking disabilities.
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability for Australian children with one child is born with it every 15 hours, and the wait for orthotics can take up to a year. However, AbilityMate is able to produce tailored orthotics within 48 hours of the original scanning process.
Federal MP for Blaxland, Jason Clare and Federal MP for Lindsay, Emma Hussar, who is also a member of the joint standing committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), visited AbilityMate to see how they create tailored orthotics for children.
"This is a terrific local start-up that is changing the lives of kids with cerebral palsy," Mr Clare said.
He encouraged anyone interested in finding out further information, to attend their Magic Shoes Project lunch on the September 13.
Details: abilitymate.com.



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