In the beginning of 2016,  the blog I started in 2013 “Alive With Five” completely transformed in unimaginable ways. Within this change in movement, a new direction was taken to ensure the sustainability and overall purpose of our efforts as a whole. Out of this period of change, we not only adopted our new name, but we also began to reform our vision. Now known as “Form5 Prosthetics” we have started the next chapter of Form5 which is to provide eco-friendly prosthetic solutions.  In recent discoveries of recycling and extruding plastics into 3D printer filament, we can now create extremely low-cost efficient prosthetics for all. In addition this year, we launched our biggest project yet, “Forming 5” to initialize Form5’s goal of going green and saving the environment as we head towards the new year!

We have big plans for this upcoming year such as: establishing Form5 Prosthetics as a Non-Profit Organization, fabricating/completing the first eco-friendly 3D printed prosthetic (Project: Forming 5), and also drafting and experimenting with our first prosthetics designs in 2017 as well. In addition, we look forward to making several devices over the summer for those in our local limb difference chapter.

We are extremely grateful for the support from everyone who has followed our story and continues to watch not only the differences being made in Form5’s foundation but the difference we’re going to make in the not so distant future! Going forward please continue following and supporting our movement through our social media (@form5prosthetics) and our website!

Remember change isn’t out of your hand(s),

Aaron Westbrook, CEO & Founder of Form5 Prosthetics
E: aaron@form5prosthetics.org

 

Below is a review in photos of all we have accomplished in 2016:

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TEDx New Albany Acceptance -January 8th, 2016
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Rebranded to “Form5” – February 23rd, 2016

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Columbus CEO Magazine Feature – March 2nd, 2016

TEDx New Albany Event – April 2nd, 2016


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Printed and worked with the “Unlimbted Arm” and learned how to thermoform plastic parts – June 10, 2016

Initial meeting with 7-year-old Maddie who will be receiving Form5’s first eco-friendly prosthetic in Febuary (2017)! – June 26, 2016


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Kickstarter Launch – June 7, 2016

Nub Club Summer Meetup – July 17th, 2016


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Failed Kickstarter 😦 – August 12, 2016

Senior Seminar Project: “Forming 5” – Launched October 1, 2016


Rochester Institute of Technology College Visit/e-Nable Collaborations – December 1, 2016


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Forming 5 Article – December 7th 2016

We look forward to what we will conquer in 2017!

Thank You!

 

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