Project 

Limitless

Register your child for Project Limitless.
Each child registered will be offered a free Koalaa prosthetic once our funding target has been reached. We have received donations to provide 100 Koalaa prosthetics already!

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What is #ProjectLimitless?

#ProjectLimitless aims to give every child who needs one access to a prosthetic arm.​ It is a bold ambition, but one that we are trying very hard to accomplish, with the help of some fantastic charities and amazing donors.


In the UK, the project has already provided 100 children with a prosthetic arm, through partnerships with charities including Douglas Bader Foundation, Reach, Limbbo and Limb Power - but we know there are many more who need one.

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#ProjectLimitless outside of the UK

Outside of the UK, #ProjectLimitless is also working with partners in Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone, where the consequences of war and low incomes mean support in accessing prosthetics is desperately needed.

The Douglas Bader Foundation will be working with the collation of UK charities involved in #ProjectLimitless, to find and support those children who need a prosthetic arm.


Koalaa has been identified as the service provider of the prosthetics to have the highest impact from the funds raised.

How does Project Limitless work?

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FAQ

 
 

1. What is Project Limitless?

#ProjectLimitless aims to give every child who needs one access to a prosthetic arm.​ It is a bold ambition, but one that we are trying very hard to accomplish, with the help of some fantastic charities and amazing donors.

 

In the UK, the project has already provided 100 children with a prosthetic arm, through partnerships with charities including Douglas Bader Foundation, Reach, Limbbo and Limb Power - but we know there are many more who need one.

 

2. How does it work?

If your child lives in the UK and has below elbow limb difference or partial hands or fingers - fill in the form at the top of this page and you will be put on the waiting list to receive one of our prosthetics. We will need further details about your child's limb difference and a couple of photos to help us decide which product is most suitable. We will then contact you to let you know when to expect the prosthetic in the post!

 

We are constantly creating new products, so if your child has a limb difference other than those described above, please register and we will let you know when the new prosthetic limbs will be available in the future.

 

3. What types of limb differences do you work with?

We currently have two products. The Mitt is suitable for Below Elbow and Through Wrist limb difference and the Paww is suitable for Partial Hands and Partial Fingers. 

 

We are constantly creating new products, so if your child has a limb difference other than those described above, please register and we will let you know when the new prosthetic limbs will be available in the future.

 

4. What age is the project open for?

Any child under the age of 18 can now sign up to Project Limitless but children under 10 years old will receive theirs first.

 

5. Where do you ship to?

Anyone living in the UK with a child with the limb differences we have described can sign up to Project Limitless to get a free prosthetic and we ship anywhere in the UK.

We can also deliver Delta Mitt's or Paww's to all countries aside from North and South America, and US governed-states. Please be aware that the Delta Mitt is CE marked according to European standards which may or may not be applicable in your country. Please check local guidance before purchasing. If you would like to buy or hire a Mitt if you are an adult or child outside of the UK here is the link to our shop.

 

6. Are Soft Prosthetics suitable for adults too?

Yes, we have a Mitt and Paww suitable for adults. You can read some of our testimonials from other adults here and buy or hire one of our prosthetics on our shop.

 

7. Who’s my point of contact?

When you sign up using the form at the top of our page a member of the Koalaa team will be in contact with you via email and they will answer any questions you may have. You can also organise a phone call.

 

We will be in contact with you within 1-3 working days so if you have not heard from us please check your junk emails.

 

8. How do I access the Community?

The Koalaa PRIVATE Facebook Community is fantastic for peer to peer advice with over 100 members to date. 

 

This is a great place where parents share what their children have been using their prosthetics for and to get ideas! If you are happy to share in the group, it would be amazing if you could video your child receiving their Koalaa prosthetic and once they start using it.

 

The Facebook link will be sent via email inviting you to the community.

 

9. What do I get sent?

You will receive a Mitt or Paww prosthetic with one attachable tool of your choice. We will help you choose your tool depending on what tasks your child would like to do.

 

In addition, there is also the option to buy or hire extra tools from our shop, as well as being able to swap your tool for another one for free.

 

10. How do I fit the limbs?

After you have filled in the form at the top of this page, we will send you a link to another form that shows you how to measure your child's arm.

 

If you have any further questions about the form, do not hesitate to contact us.

 

11. How do I fit the tools?

The tool clip on and off using magnets, we will send you a video of how to put on the sleeve and tools when we are posting your prosthetic to you.

 

12. What attachments are there?

We have 5 tools available. You can find the full list here with descriptions of what they can be used for.

 

13. What does each attachment do?

You can find the full list of tools here with descriptions of what they can be used for and how they work.

 

14. How do I decide which I need?

We will help you decide which tool your child needs based on the tasks your child wishes to do. If you receive the tool and decide another tool would be more useful you can swap it for another tool for free. If you decide you would like more than one tool, all of our tools are available to buy or hire on our shop.

 

15. What if I have a problem?

If you have any problems you can call or email us at any time and we will do our best to solve that issue!

 

16. What if we need a new one?

If you have any problems you can call or email us at any time and we will do our best to solve that issue!

 

17. What happens when my child grows?

You are able to request a replacement in a larger size at any time over the 365-day period since you received the prosthetic. The prosthetic does not need to be returned after this period, it is yours to keep.

 

18. Do they come in different colours?

Yes, the Mitt and Paww currently comes in three colours: Koalaa Grey, Polarr White and Pandaa Black.

 

The white Mitt and Paww comes with a set of washable pens so you can decorate and personalise your prosthetic and it will wash off in the washing machine!

 

19. How long does the ordering process take?

We are aiming to send a prosthetic to over 300 children in the UK, and deliver the prosthetic between the months of February and July. Our goal is to make the prosthetic within 60-days of your application, but due to COVID some may take longer. 

 

Each parent will be contacted 7 days before their children prosthetic is expected to arrive.

 

20. I don’t think I need one but can I try it first?

Of course, we have funding for a significant number of children in the UK. Our concept is new, and it may or may not be the right prosthetic for your child, however, we will never know that unless we give it a try.

 

All prosthetics can be returned, and re-used or repurposed for other projects / potential wearers.

 

21. Is this through the NHS?

This is not an NHS funded project, however, we encourage you to include clinicians and health professionals if your child is to receive a prosthetic. 

 

It is best that we contact the health professional before the prosthetic is received, so please let us know during the second part of the application (after the registration form above has been completed).

 

22. How is this funded?

We have had amazing donors, donate funding through Douglas Bader Foundation. You can see the current status of this campaign at the following link: 

 

Douglas Bader Foundation - Project Limitless

 

23. When will other limb differences be added?

We have no exact date as to when the new prosthetic limbs for above elbow, or other will be available. We recommend registering, and once we have more information, we will personally contact you.