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Rock Climbing Prosthetic Shoe

$1,381 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 13 months
Hi!
The purpose of this campaign is to design, prototype and manufacture an  advanced prosthetic rock climbing shoe that addresses the desire for an aggressive toe and heel that current models don’t have. The funding would be towards prototype testing and making the shoe an affordable reality!
@athleticprosthetic

Over the past 5 months, with the motivation and ideas from fellow rock climber and friend Jeremy Ritchie,  I have finished a first design, but need help affording the first titanium build that will range from $1300-$1600.

After testing the shoes on the climbing wall and arriving at a final design, the goal is to make a mold to drive the cost down. The cost will be high initially, but the only replaceable part will be the rubber.

All donations are extremely appreciated! Please tell whoever you can that this is a thing, and feel free to pass on any thoughts or concerns.

Thank you!
Dan

P. S. Remember to check your knot.
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Due to some roadblocks since the last update 6 months ago, we have dug a little deeper, did some further recon, switched printing companies and materials, and lowered the price by 42%! Money has officially changed hands for a total of $979.57.
In the meantime we have been to a couple events held by the Canadian Adaptive Climbing Society where we were able to meet some inspirational people and get some feedback on our design.
Our final design will be printed in 17-4 Stainless Steel which is 80% stronger than titanium, and will only weigh 2.64 lbs. We have been accepted to be part of the Beta test of the company's Markforged Metal X printer and so have been offered a 43% discount.
At about 14 months into this project, I am still super excited to see this go down, and constantly on my seat hoping we can solve any challenges that lay ahead.
Thanks again to everyone supporting us!
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I’m not the best with social media, so I apologize for the radio silence, but I want to let everyone know the shoe was sent for printing last night! It has been run through Health Canada successfully, and run by a prosthetist for his input. After a final sizeable donation just recently, the funding is almost there! I have decided to go ahead with it anyways; hopefully it will get closer to breaking even after more sponsors pick this project up. Pictures to follow shortly!!

Thank you again to everyone for all the support thus far. I will leave this GoFundMe page up to aid with future costs such as redesigning, and hopefully creating a cast to make the final product cheaper.
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Meeting #2 with ADEISS (titanium printing/design) went well! They are checking into Health Canada to make sure they are covered, and I am on the hunt to find/meet with a prosthetist to get any final pieces of advice. Total cost for the first print looks like $1550. Below is some stress analysis if you like that sort of thing :)
Current point of failure is the toe
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Testing Day Pics! (Good quality this time)

Photo Cred @becaawthewoodlandanimal
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$1,381 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 33 people in 13 months
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Paul Sanders
2 months ago
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$20
AARON YURKEWICH
6 months ago
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$100
Konrad Zielinski
8 months ago
$25
Anonymous
11 months ago
AF
$25
Alex Furse
11 months ago
CN
$50
Chelsey Nicholas
12 months ago
YQ
$20
Yusheng Qiu
12 months ago
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$40
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12 months ago
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$15
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12 months ago
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