Progetto I4I -3D printing and digital technologies for inclusion

CoRSU hospital (Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda) is a center of excellence specializing in rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities, especially children. It has been supported by CBM since 2008 and receives patients from all over Uganda and neighboring countries.

CBM Italia identified the needs of the CoRSU by finding that the technical strumentation was no longer used either due to a lack of spare parts or on-site maintenance capacity of the machinery itself or due to a lack of knowledge of the local staff.

The I4I project wants to improve the quality of inclusive rehabilitation services through modern 3D printing technologies and CAD modeling and aims to improve the quality of life of people and children with disabilities.

Medere will integrate in the project the advanced skills on the production of orthopedic aids such as corrective insoles through innovative technologies (e.g., 3D printing) both by carrying out the maintenance of all the production machinery and by holding advanced courses in 3D printing, CAD modeling and reconstruction from biomedical images.

The project’s objectives are to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Uganda and as a specific objective to strengthen the quality of inclusive rehabilitation services provided at the CoRSU through a process of enhancement of 3D printing technology.

Sostegno finanziario

The project was selected in January 2022 as part of the COOPEN path dedicated to health and well-being. COOPEN is promoted by Innovazione per lo Sviluppo, a program of the Cariplo Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation with the aim of promoting innovation in the sector of international development cooperation. Coopen makes use of the technical support of Cariplo Factory, Tiresia, JengaLab and Effecinque.