Research and development

Ludada and Associates are at the forefront of innovation in their field, offering solutions for impaired mobility by fabricating high-quality prostheses and orthoses based on their unique orthopaedic designs.

Ludada and Associates is a leader in prosthetics and orthotics, using advanced technology to build artificial limbs and braces from recycled, durable materials to ensure environmental sustainability. We are committed to utilising modern 3D printing and scanning techniques to assist millions with limited mobility.

We produce braces and supportive appliances made from durable materials to improve our customer's stability and mobility and reduce pain. Our prosthetic limbs and orthotic devices are made from cutting-edge technology that replicates the natural motion of the limbs.

Research in the field is ongoing, but we believe in building on a solid foundation of social, economic and environmental sustainability. In the future, we aim to partner with tertiary institutions to develop more ways of improving our patient's comfort when using our prosthetic, orthotic and mobility aids. In addition, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint by fabricating high-quality prosthetic and orthotic devices built from sustainable, reusable, organic materials.

Our practice’s success is built on the following core competencies: 3D printing technology, injection moulding and using natural material such as local water-based clay instead of Plaster of Paris Powder, an imported substance. Furthermore, our company operates on the grounds of producing durable and affordable devices that are accessible to more people who struggle with movement or experience pain when moving.

However, there are further grounds to cover in this field. Research is important because we open more doors to developing new technology or using recyclable material for manufacturing sturdy mobility aids that facilitate movement and improve user experience.

Further research in the field will continue to improve clinically proven products to relieve pain, particularly for patients with osteoarthritis. Continued research will help improve user mobility and enhance their quality of life.


Is there new technology used for prosthetics?

Neuromuscular signal technology is currently in development. The technology enables prosthetic limbs to look and move like our natural limbs.

What is considered the best material for the manufacturing of orthoses?

Polypropylene is a durable, inexpensive plastic that is resistant to chemicals. The plastic is rigid and tough, making it a terrific choice for the creation of an orthotic device.

What technologies have made the greatest change in prosthetic development?

From a wooden toe, the materials and technology used today have greatly changed how we develop prosthetics. The following technologies have allowed us to make great strides in prosthetic and orthotic development:

  • 3D printing
  • Robotics
  • Brain-computer interface is a computerised system that analyses and interprets brain signals and translates them into actions.

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