Vaia Sigounas and Peter Redfild–PIs. This project examines how engineers and prosthetic device makers in high-resource settings design and develop medical assistive devices intended for recipients in low-resource settings. In turn, it also seeks to understand how intended recipients – in this case, people who have sustained amputation in Uganda – attempt to improve their economic prospects, social relationships and self-efficacy by acquiring, transforming and using different types of assistive devices. Historically, inventive people in low-income countries hack donated assistive devices or develop their own. Recently, however, there has been a drive on the part of industry and professional schools in high-resource settings to design assistive devices specifically for people living in low-resource settings. In designing for this market, engineers and device makers often modify standard prototypes by taking the cost of materials into account and simplifying products for ease of application, use and repair. However, people worldwide who have sustained amputation seek devices to solve more than just their mobility problems. In Uganda, for example, they must obtain or devise resources to help them address the negative impact of disability on their identities, social relationships, and financial stability, and they engage in embodied socialities, where their disabilities extend beyond physical impairments to influence social relationships.