Technology & Health

Standards for prosthetics and orthotics

Technology and Health

Standards for prosthetics and orthotics

Prostheses (artificial legs and hands) and orthoses (braces and splints) enable people with physical impairments or functional limitations to live healthy, productive, independent, dignified lives and to participate in education, the labour market and social life. The use of prostheses or orthoses can reduce the need for formal health care, support services, longterm care and caregivers. Without access to prostheses or orthoses, people who need them are often excluded.

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