Mitt Wearables are a young, energetic start-up on a mission to improve the lives of Amputees.
They are doing this by understanding the user and their real world challenges. They then work back towards the technology creating a more direct solution. This approach has seen them move away from complicated robotics, and towards pro simple, comfortable, easy to fit prosthetics.
They have created an arm with a range of detachable tools that allow people to do the things they love doing without huge costs. So if you love painting, there is a paint brush tool. If you want to cook or garden there are specific tools to get you doing those things effortlessly.
Another key differentiator is the fitting and buying process. Traditional prosthetics are extremely expensive running into ten’s of thousands of pounds. There is also a complicated medical fitting process which depending on your age can be out grown.
The Mitt option is fitted like a sports shoe, and can be adjusted as you grow, it is affordable, and can be purchased online like a regular product. It really is revolutionary for amputees who have for far too long been under supported.
I spent a great day with Ben Lakey, Nate Macabuag, (Founders) and their dedicated team of young engineers. I filmed the guys in their environment and allowed them to tell their story. I hope I captured that a big part of Ben and Nates motivation is to help others and make a real difference.
Watch the mini doc and learn more about Mitt Wearables and help spread the word.