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Our Mission

To change the lives of those around us

Nonspec is committed to designing, developing, and delivering, a low cost and durable prosthetic for developing nations.

Our prosthetic device is based on a novel design which significantly reduce the manufacturing cost, enabling mass production. Our skeleton is designed with interchangeable “off the shelf” components that can be assembled into a prosthetic that is the size our patient needs.  The ability for the device to grow increases its usable life from 6-8 months to up to 4 years in pediatric cases, further decreasing the burden on families.

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The problem

 

 

 

The Problem

 

Every year, several hundred thousand amputations are reported due to injury, infection, and disease. In developed nations, the cost of a prosthetic is borne primarily by insurance and government organizations and can easily cost over fifty thousand dollars.

 

In developing nations this kind of expenditure is not an option. Amputation is always a difficult experience, but when it occurs in the life of a child, the loss of a limb can change both the physical and emotional development of the patient – with repercussions that last a lifetime.

 

54 Million amputees worldwide

Most are in the developing world


Many have access to a clinic


Few patients have access to a specialist


 

Designs

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A Dynamic Leg

Without the Cost

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A Prosthetic Hand

For Everyone

About us

Nonspec is a start-up company determined to design, develop, and deliver, low-cost, durable prosthetics to developing nations. Our goal is to mass produce easily customizable prosthetics that can fit any amputation site. Our starting focus is in upper limbs, including individual finger tips. Our design is unique because it can expand to fit a child as they grow, while maintaining a natural shape and feel. The device can be weighted to allow a patient to develop balanced muscles and a normal spinal curve. The skin will be a canvas that protects the interior of the limb, while providing a way for the patient to customize their prosthetic. Nonspec started as the “Developing Nations Prosthetic” team at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the first DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge. We were mostly engineering students who had worked together in different classes and labs. We attended the DifferenceMaker workshops and developed a business plan and solidified our ideas. The team is currently developing further prototypes and perfecting the design to be injection moldable. We are currently pursuing a patent and doctor contacts. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us!

Our Team

Our awesome team

Erin

Erin

Keaney

Vice President/Co-Founder

Jonathan

Jonathan

Perez de Alderete

President/Co-Founder

Nilay Desai

Nilay Desai

India Team Manager

 

Sagar

Sagar

Honerki

Engineer

Kalyani

Kalyani

Kadkol

Engineer

Brendan

Brendan

Donoghue

Intern

Jonas

Jonas

Triebel

Visiting R&D Engineer

 

 

Contact Us

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or comments you may have about our work! We are always excited to receive feedback and support!