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Partha Unnava demonstrates his crutch invention to President Obama

August 2014
Partha Unnava demonstrates his crutch invention to President Obama

Partha Unnava is TiECON SE's Student Entrepreneur of the Year. After spending some time on crutches and finding how uncomfortable they are, he and two other Georgia Tech biomedical engineering students, Andrew Varghese and Frankie Swindell, founded Better Walk in May 2013 to develop a new type of crutch, using 3D printing, that improves the experience of a crutch user. Since then, they were selected as one of six companies to participate in the Zero To 510 accelerator in Memphis, TN, they were selected as one of the top companies there, presented at Georgia Bio Shark Tank 2013, SEMDA 2014, and AAOS 2014, and recently presented at the first ever White House Maker Faire, where Partha was chosen to exhibit the Better Walk crutch to President Barack Obama. He was also selected to present a 3D printed letter to President Obama on behalf of 150 universities who committed to strengthen their Maker movements and services.

Website Bonus Features

http://www.3ders.org/articles/20140704-3d-printing-helps-better-walk-to-design-and-build-a-better-crutch.html with video


Partha Unnava demonstrates his comfortable crutch produced with 3D printing, to President Obama at the first White House Maker Faire.



Partha Unnava, CEO of Better Walk.


Andrew Varghese, CFO of Better Walk.

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