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If 30 million people in the world need prostheses, only 5% of them can afford them. An observation that prompted Mohamed Dhaouafi to develop solutions using new technologies. At the head of the Tunisian start-up “Cure Bionics”, he wants to make prostheses more accessible on the African continent. Designed from ecological materials, printed in 3D and equipped with a solar battery, its prostheses are adjustable to fit the morphology of each wearer, including that of growing children.
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