Enabling the Future is a global volunteer organisation aimed at providing low cost prosthetics for those who need them. We, at FabLab Sarajevo and FabLab BiH, are the Bosnia and Herzegovina chapter ready to support our community.
More than one billion people or 15% of the world population have some form of disability, with more than 25.5 million who are in need for prosthetic and orthotic devices. These numbers are expected to be growing in the future due to the global increase in chronic diseases. Appropriate prosthetic devices for persons with impairments or loss of limbs are important to assist these persons to participate in domestic, social and employment activities, and to exercise their basic human rights: the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of individuals and their family, including food, housing and medical care and necessary social services.
In BiH, people with disabilities are often economically and socially excluded on a much larger scale than those in developed countries, and due to the high cost involved, amputees in BiH have limited access to prosthetic limbs which constitutes a major barrier for this people to live a normal life. To eliminate this barrier, FabLab BiH and FabLab Sarajevo are developing ultra-low-cost, closed-loop prostheses that are easy to maintain manufacture, not requiring electrodes in contact with the skin or actuator to be incorporated . The movement of the fingers is based on the movement of the wrist or the elbow. This makes the hands not only low cost, lightweight, and simple to control, but the considerable features for the prosthetic.
Need a hand? Want to help?
FabLab BiH and FabLab Sarajevo are here to help! We have many ways for you to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
We are interested in people who are willing to help us make valuable devices for people in need. You can expect to support staff at FabLab Sarajevo in the delivery of our e-NABLE program to people and/or organizations.
You do not need specific knowledge of digital fabrication but interest, enthusiasm, and a willingness to learn are essential.
You can make a real difference by contributing to our e-NABLE program. Our FabLab is a registered non-profit, and we have to pay for the materials, equipment maintenance and all the stuff that is necessary to run a FabLab.There are several of ways to make a donation.
If you would like to donate, please reach to us. We will get back to you about the donation.
Please fill out the form below to send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
AddressZmaja od Bosne 8,
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone +387 62 601 060