|AESA is excited to introduce our members to Hajk Bagradjans, Sako Kaltakjian and Sassoun Kelechian who will join us on Sunday, January 31st at 12 PM PST for a discussion on “Helping Hands: Producing Affordable, Innovative 3D Prosthetics in Armenia.”
‘Helping Hands’ aims to produce innovative, affordable prosthetics, sockets, and orthotics in Armenia by leveraging 3D-printing technology and robotics. We know this topic will be of high interest for many of our members, so you don’t want to miss this webinar! We will hold a Q&A session at the end of the webinar, so come prepared with your questions.
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‘Helping Hands’ aims to produce innovative, affordable prosthetics, sockets, and orthotics in Armenia by leveraging 3D-printing technology and robotics. It is currently estimated that 350+ people have lost an arm or a limb as a result of the latest Artsakh war. The Armenian health sector, especially prosthetics and orthotics, is vastly lacking the resources to adequately and timely address this grave crisis – given that it continues using labor-intensive, manual methods and relies heavily on imports. Utilizing recent advancements in 3D-tech, ‘Helping Hands’ aims to bring cutting-edge tech hardware and software to Armenia to address the immediate needs and bottlenecks, and subsequently invest in R&D to drive innovation in Armenia and beyond.
We are currently looking for individuals and organizations who will be able to help us with their expertise, network, and funding to make this social impact project a success.
Presenting team members:
Hajk Bagradjans is a business strategy consultant – working most recently for EY-Parthenon in Munich, Germany. Previously, Hajk worked across venture capital, asset management, and central banking in London, Singapore, Zurich, and Yerevan. He graduated from University College London, is a keen runner, and an avid reader.
Sako Kaltakjian currently works for Roche diagnostics servicing their machines in various hospitals across Canada. He has a diverse background across multiple industries including mining, oil and gas, and HVAC. Sako graduated in engineering from McMaster University in Hamilton Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and doing pyrography.
Sassoun Kelechian has worked as a 3D Pipeline Technical Director, having studied programming and 3D technology in France and Canada. Sassoun is determined to bring additive manufacturing to Armenia.