After about two months of designing and building an arm, we are happy to report that the first trip to Haiti is underway. Emily and Gabriel, two of our founding members, are currently on their way to Milot with the arm that we have designed.
The main focus of this trip will be to fit the arm on Chris and test out the design. Their time there will be spent making sure the arm fits and is comfortable, following Chris around and take note of what he does on a daily basis, and making adjustments as they see fit. To help them accomplish these things they have brought several parts of different sizes, extra parts, hardware tools, a 3D scanner, and a plaster molding kit.
Upon their return they will hopefully be armed (pun fully intended) with the knowledge to make a completed device that we can deliver to Chris in August.