Toray Partners with A&P to Provide Braided Prosthetics

03 May 2010

With support from Toray Carbon Fibers America, A&P Technology has braided four inch, five inch, and six inch diameter sleevings that will allow the manufacture of thousands of prosthetic devices.

The braided sleevings were divided between two agencies, A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO) and MedShare, both devoted to providing medical relief in response to the 7.0-magnitute earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010.

In Haiti, ALTSO partners with Healing Hands for Haiti, an organization that is dedicated to fostering the expansion of quality rehabilitation services for the physically disabled. It serves adults as well as children. Since 1998, Healing Hands for Haiti has served thousands of Haitians through a full time rehabilitation clinic, an orthotic and prosthetic lab, wheelchair fitting and repair, school reintegration programs and a caregivers’ school.

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