Ghanaian Engineer Ing. Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby Creates Artificial Arms With Plastic Waste For Amputees

Ghanaian Engineer Ing. Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby Creates Artificial Arms With Plastic Waste For Amputees

  • Relentless Ghanaian innovator Ing. Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby has created prosthetic arms out of plastic waste
  • The innovation costs less than GH₵20 but provides great comfort and aid to people living with amputations
  • Aside from that, it also helps reduce plastic pollution which is a canker nations are struggling to deal with

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Ing. Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby, a Senior Clinical Engineer and Technologist at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, has come up with another groundbreaking innovation.

The visionary Ghanaian professional has created prosthetic arms from plastic waste, which he indicates can be made with just less than GH₵20.

According to the engineer, he sees his interventions as his own way of contributing to the growth of the society as it curbs plastic pollution as well as solve a vital humanitarian issue at the same time.

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Photos of Ing Wireko-Brobby and his prosthetic arm innovation
Photos of Ing Wireko-Brobby and his innovation on a patient Photo credit: @emmanuel.wirekobrobby
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"Plastic waste is everywhere. So this item does not cost much. All I'll need is to get the coating and the cloth I add to it. It is also light in weight and can cost less than GHc20", he told myjoyonline.com.

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Emmanuel Wireko-Brobby invents leg crutch for persons with disabilities

As YEN.com.gh also reported, the engineer invented a sandal crutch to aid the mobility of persons with disabilities.

Wireko-Brobby's innovation will provide a great support system for persons with mobility impediments.

The Ghanaian engineer disclosed that he was inspired to invent the leg crutch after observing the distress persons with disabilities go through.

Speaking in an interview with JoyNews, Wireko-Brobby revealed he met with people with disabilities to find out how he could design something to aid them before inventing the sandal crutch.

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Ghanaian Innovator Builds new Social Media Network Afriakili for Africa & Young People

In another powerful story, Felix Kojo Enim Sarsah, a visionary Ghanaian gentleman has launched a social media platform called Afriakili, with the vision of providing immense opportunities to young people in Africa.

Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Felix indicates that Afriakili came about after brainstorming how best to help the African continent, especially the young people, some of whom have graduated with degrees but have no job opportunities.

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