Introduction: 30-Second Demonstration of the CIR Sand Casting System

About: The Center for International Rehabilitation (CIR) is a not-for-profit organization that works in underserved and conflict-affected regions worldwide to meet the needs of people with disabilities. The CIR meets…
In only 50 seconds, the CIR Sand Casting System allows for the replication of a residual limb. This model can then be modified and used to create a final transtibial (below-the-knee) prosthetic socket. The technique eliminates the need for plaster bandages and Plaster-of-Paris, and requires only:

1. A large container
2. Silica sand
3. An air compressor capable of maintaining a vacuum
4. A metal pipe for connecting to vacuum pump
5. Thin plastic bags
6. Rubber bands

The contents of this presentation/publication were developed under a grant from the Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research grant number H133E980031. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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