Timothy Scott

Gordon, New South Wales

Paediatric rehabilitation physician

Congenital partial hand is the most common limb deficiency, affecting around one in 500 young Australians. Existing prosthetic limbs for children are difficult to fit and expensive, given that young bodies are growing. Drawing on his engineering background and leading a multidisciplinary network of world-class professionals –  including clinicians, engineers, materials scientists and designers from Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, the University of Wollongong and UNSW – Tim aims to revolutionise prostheses using 3D-printing for children with a partial hand loss. He is taking a participatory design approach, with children and their parents playing a role in creating a next-generation, high-performance and realistic  prosthetic that can change with the growing body and foster acceptance.