mitt Wearables

Ben Lakey
RAEng 1851 Enterprise Fellow 2019

Ben Lakey
mitt Wearables

There are 70 million people who need prosthetic limbs around the world. Sadly, limb loss is up to 100 times more common in low-resource regions of the world. Current prostheses are rigid, uncomfortable, over-engineered and prohibitively expensive – as in 10s of £1000s per device. Because of this, 90% have no access to prostheses at all. Mitt has developed easy-to-use, comfortable prosthetic limbs that are 100X more affordable than any other solutions. This allows users to interact with their environment, reaching their full potential within the community.

With an affordable price point, and a device that can be fitted by users themselves without medical intervention, we can provide direct to the users and communities that need them, no matter how isolated from medical infrastructure. Removing barriers and empowering individuals to take control over their own disability.

Mitt’s ambition is to open up opportunities to people around the world by giving them the power over their own limbs.

Artefact Magazine
Imperial College Union
Imperial College London

“I witnessed the broken process of prosthetics design and purchasing with my own eyes after my sister’s amputation. No one should have to go through the difficulties that she did. I want to fix that system – and make her something she is proud to wear every day.”