Let’s create a new paradigm of prosthetic care
Circleg stands for a new narrative around prosthetic care that enables accessible, high-quality and empowering solutions for amputees. We are a Swiss-East African social enterprise that looks beyond the mere provision of prosthetics and is driven by social and environmental impact.
65 million people living with lower limb amputations globally
Today only 1 out of 10 people have access to appropriate assistive products. Without access to such products, many individuals in need are confined to their homes and live dependent, excluded lives, increasing the impact of the impairment and disability on the person, family and society.
— World Health Organization (WHO)
80% of people with disabilities live in the global south
Healthcare provision is too often unevenly provided and qualified health professionals are lacking – reducing both quality and quantity of healthcare services while demand remains high. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) highlights the importance of availability and access to affordable, high-quality mobility aids, devices and assistive technologies, including prostheses and orthoses.
— Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
We foster a holistic prosthetic rehabilitation that considers the entire process an amputee needs to go through: from the amputation decision to a comprehensive rehabilitation process to the reintroduction of the individual into active society, equipped with the necessary psychological and technical support. Find out more about our activities here.
Transforming the vision into reality
All great achievements require time, determination and perseverance. We are transforming our vision into reality and will start distributing the circleg prosthetics mid-2023 in East Africa. Support us on this journey or contact us to pre-order the first circleg prosthetics. Stay tuned and learn more about our latest developments in our monthly newsletter.
«I love the energy of the circleg dynamic foot! I can walk much faster compared to my old prosthesis.»
«I like the circleg prosthesis because of its simple and clean design.»
Driven by impact
We address the global demand for affordable, high-quality prosthetics holistically with special consideration for economic, social, environmental and governance outcomes. We stand for sustainability and believe in long-term finite resource management as the key to success and an engine for innovation and growth. Our organizational values are aligned with the SDGs – circleg contributes to 10 out of 17 SDGs, with a core emphasis on freedom of mobility for disability-inclusive development.
Circleg at TEDx
What an honour! At the beginning of 2022, we got the chance to present Circleg at the TedxDornbirn in Austria. The whole circleg team attended the event and Simon our speaker, inspired the audience from the very first words on. Find out more in our story.
Winner of Cybathlon 2020
In November 2020 we took part in the Cybathlon Global Edition and won gold in the Leg Prosthetic Race! Cybathlon is a unique international competition in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. With this success, we could prove that the circleg prosthesis can compete with high-tech prosthetics in everyday life tasks. Find out more about the Cybathlon event in our story.
Winner of Design Prize Switzerland
Yeah, we won the Design Prize Switzerland 21 in the category Going Circular! For us, the circular economy is the basis for everything we do, and we believe that it should equally be the basis for everything that will be designed and manufactured in the future. Find out more about the Design Prize in our story.