Innovate

We are creating innovations in children’s prosthetics using additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

Advocate

We are advocating to close the gaps that exist within the healthcare system currently providing prosthetic devices for children.

Support

We fundraise and connect families to resources in order to cover the costs of providing a prosthetic device for children.

Who we are

We are a passionate team of innovators based in Calgary and Victoria.

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Projects

AICP Foundation serves to innovate and advocate for children requiring prosthetics. We plan to collaborate through a multi-disciplinary framework to design and develop 3D printed prosthetics specifically targeted towards improving impact and quality of life.

Jerlena's Badmonton Device

By Sina Valizadeh on September 9, 2022

AICP is committed to advocating and innovating in the field of children’s prosthetics. On Labour Day weekend, we organized a golf fundraiser to help raise funds for our operations and to spread awareness on the issues faced by many children who require prosthetic and assistive devices. You can read a detailed account of our fundraiser on our blog. We also took the opportunity to deliver some device prototypes to Jerlena; she tested two devices and gave her feedback, which we will use to iterate on the designs and to improve the devices.

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AICP Foundation First Annual Golf Tournament

By Colin Pischke on August 20, 2022

AICP is excited to announce we will be hosting our first annual golf tournament to raise funds and awareness for youth prosthetics. Come out and enjoy a great day of golf while supporting a good cause. The tournament will be taking place on September 3rd, 2022 at the Cochrane Golf Club at 2 PM. All of the proceeds will be supporting AICP’s mission of advocacy and innovation in children prosthetics.

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Swimming Device

By Sina Valizadeh on July 21, 2021

AICP is committed to producing unique devices for our clients in order to help them stay active and engaged. Jerlena Rittwage, a 14 year old girl from Calgary, Alberta, is an example of someone who wanted a device to help them with an activity that their standard devices could not provide assistance for. In this case, the activity was swimming and Jerlena explained that she had to adopt a certain method of swimming in order to compensate for her underdeveloped left hand.

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Electrical Prototype

By Hemanth Veeraghanta on July 17, 2021

We decided to try adding motors to our claw mechanism prototype. We created some very basic prototypes to test if this idea has merit. An electrical prototype would remove the need for a child to actuate the prosthetic mechanically (using their wrist or shoulders). For small children, mechanical actuation can be challenging. A micro servo motor is used and is connected by a string to the claw mechanism where the cable is normally mounted.

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