A Leicestershire startup has won an award for 3D printing prosthetic limbs for children.

ExpHand won gold at the Med-Tech Innovation 2020 for demonstrating how 3D printing has enhanced or fundamentally improved the design or manufacture of medical devices.

Founder Kate Walker said on Linkedin:

“We were up against some stiff competition which makes me even more grateful to have been given the award”.

The idea for ExpHand came in 2017 when Kate met a girl called Zoey who was born with below elbow limb loss and had never been offered a prosthetic before. Kate went on to learn that 90% of people who need artificial limbs do not receive it because of a lack of doctors, access and expenses.