These are extraordinary times for amputees and people living with physical disabilities. Amy Purdy, a double-amputee and Paralympic snowboarder, took second place in the most recent season of Dancing with the Stars. Last week, the World Cup opening ceremony featured a paralyzed Brazilian who took to the soccer pitch with the assistance of a specially designed exoskeleton that uses brain waves to control robotic limbs. The rapid pace of innovation in our industry is exhilarating, and here at UNYQ, after launching one month ago, we are thrilled to be a part of it.
Since our launch, we have been overwhelmed by the community’s interest and excitement surrounding our collection. Our attendance at OTWORLD in Leipzig this year and LLED, hosted by Amputee Coalition of America in New York, demonstrated that amputees and clinicians are eager to embrace a new, advanced process for developing fairings that offer superior comfort, body contouring, and style.
Thanks in a large part to the dedication of clinicians and premium prosthetic suppliers, amputees have more active lifestyles than ever before. Mobility after an accident that forces an amputation is no longer a question; it is an expectation. And amputees aren’t stopping there””They are demanding more. With prosthetic devices and fairings, they want first-class functionality and custom construction to fit their unique lifestyles.
By harnessing the power and precision of 3D printing, we are building fashionable, custom prosthetic fairings that promote body symmetry and are easy to order online.
Our design process is human centric and such it starts with the customer, actually we view our customers as collaborators. If they desire, we integrate them into the design and development process, guaranteeing that our fairings support their goals without creating any limitations. Customers can select from our collection of signature designs or share their own unique concepts or style ideas that our team will create from scratch. We ask for basic images and personal measurements to ensure correct sizing form the start, and our smart phone application makes this process seamless and effortless.
Our first few experiences with customers have been poignant and gratifying. After putting his fairing on for the first time, a paratriathlete told us that he felt he got his leg back. A professional cyclist left her old silicon cover with us and said that she would never again go back to it. Feedback like this gives us tremendous satisfaction and reassures us that we’re on the right track.
But we also know we’re only at the beginning””We’re at the beginning of our journey as a company, and our industry is just starting to embrace the collaborative nature of designing and building prosthetic devices with and for amputees. We have moved passed the age when mobility was the primary goal, and we are entering an inspiring new era focused on personalization, quality and fashion. These are the pillars of our brand, and we can’t wait to partner with more customers and clinicians to unlock the power and potential of 3D printing.