Fourteen patients demonstrated their new prostheses designed by TracerCAD during a press event, and 13 new patients were scanned using the system during a recent Barr Foundation trip to Honduras. Most of the patients were landmine survivors.
The press event was fully attended by the international media, along with hospital and government officials, reported Anthony "Tony" Barr, president of the Barr Foundation. Attending the event were Armida de Lopez, vice president of Honduras; Honduras First Lady Carolina Maduro de Villeda, and John Rogosch, USAID representative.
Jan Saunders, LPO, O&P Fabrication, Orlando, Florida; Eddy Fuentes, CPO, Shriners Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, and South and Central American project coordinator for the Barr Foundation; and Julio Fuentes, a Guatemalan prosthetist, provided prosthetic care.
Saunders even instructed the First Lady in the TracerCAD system by having her scan a patient.
"[They] have done a remarkable job in demonstrating and promoting the TracerCAD system to the Honduran government and hospital officials, as well as donating their own time in the treatment of 60 individual amputees to date who have been successfully rehabilitated by the Barr Foundation and through Hope Donor Members donations," Barr said.