Steam Tracing Company Helping Child Amputees
Participants at Spirax Sarco’s annual charity event in Savannah, Ga., built prosthetic hands for children in third-world countries who are missing limbs.
Employees worked in teams to build 37 prosthetic hands for distribution to children around the world. With one hour to build, employees collaborated in teams to reach the common goal of successfully building one hand per group.
The prosthetics are a low-cost alternative for typical medical-grade prosthetic hands, which generally cost about $3,000 per unit. There are 300,000 landmine-rated amputees globally, and 20 percent of those are children.