Latin America

Developing low cost, high quality medical technologies for children and adults with disabilities

PIXED is a social enterprise that specializes in the development of low cost, high-quality medical technologies for children and adults with disabilities, including 3D-printed prosthetics. During the onset of the pandemic, the enterprise manufactured 3D-printed personal protective equipment for healthcare professionals and local residents.

Beyond guiding its clients through the entire process of acquiring the prosthesis, PIXED offers psychological and technical accompaniment to ensure successful integration of the product. Learning how to adapt to one’s lifestyle can be overwhelming, thus, PIXED commits to a long-term relationship with each client. In doing so, the enterprise can adjust the hardware as each person’s body evolves which happens more frequently with children during their transition to adulthood.

Through this work, PIXED has improved the lives of over 70 families and 20 health institutions. Due to the success of their products as well as the trust of their clients, PIXED expanded beyond Peru and into the United States, Chile, Brazil, El Salvador and Honduras.

PIXED proves how access to jobs and higher incomes can be solved through inclusive design and new manufacturing technologies.