Frugal Innovation &
Participatory Design

Social Hardware works with non-profit organisations to provide assistive devices and rehabilitation services to underserved communities in remote and rural areas.

What Is Frugal Innovation?

Frugal innovation means achieving more with less; it provides functional solutions using fewer resources, resulting in lower-cost products and services, designed to outperform the alternative.

What Is Participatory Design?

By actively encouraging stakeholders and members of the public to participate in shaping products and services that address social challenges, more effective solutions can be achieved.

Providing free prosthetics

The Sociable met up with Abhit K, Co-Founder at Social Hardware, which aims to replace costly overseas imports with locally manufactured prostheses, enabling non-profit organizations to help more people, faster, and at much lower cost.