In the field: improving health equity in prosthetic care

Francesca Riccio-Ackerman

As we work to improve prosthetic care in the US and in countries around the world, we are committed to learning from our most valuable asset: people living with limb loss. In striving for inclusivity, not only is our Group comprised many individuals with disabilities, but we work to document the diverse experiences of Disabled people who could benefit from our work, and their challenges in accessing fair and appropriate prosthetic care—both in the MIT Media Lab and in the field.

Below we present a selection of footage from:

1) Amputee Camps and prosthetic clinics in Sierra Leone, West Africa with consultant on building resiliency in low-resource environments, Dara Dotz.

2) remote indigenous villages and prosthetic clinics in Sonora, Mexico attended by Dr. Elizabeth Pettit, MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow,

3) a prosthetic clinic north of Amman, Jordan, where a man takes his first steps in seven years-- documented by researcher Francesca Riccio-Ackerman,