Black Woman With Disability Receives Grant To Make Bike Adapter For Amputees

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Arlan Hamilton’s career as a venture capitalist (VC) has given her the opportunity to bless others. This time, she’s teamed up with Adero Knott to bring her app to life, and it all began when she tagged Hamilton in an image accompanied by the headline, “Black Disabled Woman Develops App That Makes Customized Prosthetics.” Amputees Can Be Covid-Proof.”


“While conducting market research and surveys for my app idea, I decided to put myself out there and made a post on Instagram,” said Knott in a post shared to Medium. “Shortly after, Arlan DMed saying she wanted to meet me, and the rest was history.”

AK Prosthetics

Speaking of history, Hamilton personally backed AK Prosthetics with not only capital but mentorship and guidance.

“I was drawn in by Adero’s passion, overwhelming talent and vision, and her grit,” said Hamilton of the inspiration behind backing Knott’s brand. “She always seems to be in forward motion. She has a mission and will not stop until her arrow hits the target.”

Knott’s Personal Commitment To Helping Others

Knott, who is a congenital below-elbow amputee, has a personal connection to the company. For than a decade, she has dedicated her life to ensuring that prosthetic limbs are both accessible and inclusive for those from underserved populations.

Not only has Adero worked in this industry for the majority of her life, but she has also dedicated nearly a decade to making prosthetic limbs accessible and inclusive for underrepresented communities.

Looking Ahead To The Future

Now, Hamilton’s Project Cover has given Knott’s AK Prosthetics the nonprofit’s first-ever BIPOC Inventors Grant.

With the grant, Knott will be equipped to develop a bike adapter for amputees.

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