Utilizing natural fiber Human Plant Solutions created a patent pending alternative to often caustic, high cost, conventional ultra light composites for prosthetic and device manufacturing. In 2017, we developed the first hemp fiber definitive device prototype for a high activity, below knee amputee. Utilizing sustainable material we are less dependent on carbon, petroleum based products and synthetic polymers.
Working in agricultural production, manufacturing and fabrication of hemp-based materials, our goal is to improve lives, support sustainability and to move into other markets that can and will develop products proudly labeled “Made in the USA.”
Introducing the future of prosthetics! Say goodbye to carbon fiber and hello to our new eco-friendly and safer material. Not only is it better for the planet, but it's also better for the amazing technicians who create these life-changing devices.
Imagine a world where prosthetics not only empower amputees but also protect the planet. That's the future we're working towards with our new eco-friendly material.
We're proud to offer this cutting-edge technology that is revolutionizing the way we approach prosthetics. Join us on this journey towards a better, brighter future.
Our new eco-friendly material not only provides a safer and more comfortable experience, but it also gives us the chance to make a positive impact on the environment.
"One size fit all"Each kit comes with 5 segments of material [180 inches in length or 15 feet at 10x36].
[420 inches in length or 35 feet at 5x84 inches]
Each piece in its present form is 10 inches wide by 36 inches long:
Please note the material has the ability to adapt to up to a 5 inch width and 84 inches in length per segment.
-Recommended layup for patients under <250lbs Reflect 4 segments (8 layers) of natural bast fiber laminating sleeves over positive model and laminate device as you would using conventional materials. For 2 stage lamination, use 4 layers on the first and four layers on the second.
-Utilize optional reinforcement strip material: fiberglass, armamid or carbon. "Woven natural fiber upon request" to strategic points of the socket. (Distal end, connection point, M/L, A/P) When using carbon or glass if possible, avoid trim lines so you avoid the risk of grinding synthetic fibers.
-It's important to understand to not "over string" or under saturate the lamination, The natural fiber is engineered to absorb resin so be sure you mix up an adequate amount.
-Sew and cut desired material or "Fred's Legs" sleeve on the final layer for custom graphics or designs.
Additional layers and reinforcement may be required for patients in excess of >250 pounds. For lightweight patients or those who require a more dynamic soket use a minimum of 3 segments reflecting (6 layers)
Next-Step resin styrene free
Saftey in mind
Formulated to lead the industry in Flexural/Tensile Strength, and Heat Distortion. One of the only VOC/Styrene free resins in the prosthetic industry.