Utilizing the latest technologies to ease the suffering of a group of people is always commendable and something to look up to. Mohamed Dhaouafi, a 28-year-old, is the Founder and CEO of Cure, a Tunisian-based bionic startup that develops 3D-printed bionic prosthetics.
Launched in 2017, Cure aims to provide financially and geographically accessible prosthetic devices to people with disabilities. After developing a 3D-printed bionic hand, Dhaouafi is looking forward to marketing it in his home country Tunisia first, and then to the rest of the African continent.
The prosthetic hands can be customized, and are easy to use. While they can detect muscle movement, they also have an AI-assisted software that transmits the instructions.
The startup has also been working on a video-game like virtual-reality headset to teach and train youngsters on how to use their future prosthetics. In the future, Cure aims to create more personalized devices, with the help of local technicians measuring patients and later printing individually fitted devices.
Dhaouafi, who was an engineering student back then, came up with the idea of creating cheap prosthesis for limbs. His idea was later announced as the first prize winner at the Tunisia entrepreneurship challenge in 2016.