Our Story


Imagine a society where bionic arms are as common as glasses or braces. Where children can learn that science and engineering can have a heart and change the world.

At Limbitless Solutions, we believe everyone always belongs regardless of differences. We promote empowerment, inclusivity, accessibility, and creativity using both art and engineering.

What we value:

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"If you ask the kids... It was never about being able to pick things up."

"I was stuck in traffic and I'm listening to the radio and they had an interview with a gentleman who built the first 3D-printed mechanical hands …

I came into my research lab and I said to everyone in my lab: I was like I have to be a part of this, I have to find a way … Eight weeks later, [our first Bionic Kid] Alex got his first bionic arm.

I've always wanted to be able to use engineering for more than just inside the laboratory … You hear about these kids who have no hope and then all of a sudden a little bit of teamwork and engineering gives these families hope.

This design was applicable to kids who have been a part of the limb difference community their whole lives due to birth defects or even survivors from accidents.

We thought that kids just wanted to blend in and that they wanted to feel normal, but it turns out it is much more about personal identity and expression.

What you do in your free time really matters; We go to school and then in those last few hours of availability in the day what you do can change the world.”

- Albert Manero, Co-founder and President of Limbitless Solutions

Limbitless president Albert testing the fit of Alex's bionic arm
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Who We Are

We are a team of innovators devoted to using our skills and passions to improve the world around us. We lead by example and encourage communities to innovate with compassion. Watch to learn about our story and values.

Where we are now

Our current goal at Limbitless is to fill up our Bionic Meter: raise enough funds to donate 100 bionic arms (at $1,000 per bionic arm) and fully support 100 Bionic Kids (at $10,000 per Bionic Kid) in future clinical trials.

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Children funded for current and future clinical trials


Donations to Limbitless Solutions support bionic kids in clinical trials, go towards the design and creation of our bionic arms, research and development, and support our undergraduate internship program. To help us spread “#3DHope,” donate today!

Meet The Team

From fulltime staff to undergraduate students of varying majors, our team is comprised of diverse group of innovators.

We value teamwork, cross-discipline partnership and communication, and respect for all working in our lab. At Limbitless Solutions, our team is like family and our passion brings us together to advance our mission.

Our Leadership

President Albert Manero

Albert Manero

President, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

Albert is the president for Limbitless Solutions. He is a three time graduate from the University of Central Florida and holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering.

Vice President John Sparkman

John Sparkman

Vice President, Technology, Co-founder

John is the director of technology for Limbitless. He is a two time graduate from the University of Central Florida with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, and now mentors engineering and programming students.

Production Director Dominique Courbin

Dominique Courbin

Production, Co-founder

Dominique is the director of production at Limbitless. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida, and now mentors Limbitless Scholars Program participants learning design and manufacturing skills.

Logistics Director Angie Carloss

Angie Carloss

Projects, Outreach, and Logistics

Angie is the director of projects, outreach, and logistics for Limbitless Solutions. She is a two time graduate from the University of Central Florida, and recently completed her Master of Public Administration degree. She previously was a founding member and vice president of Rock Pink, a Florida based non-profit raising awareness and support for local breast cancer programs.

Financial Director and Treasurer Nat Jones

Nat Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Nat is the financial director and treasurer for Limbitless Solutions. He recently completed his Masters in Business Administration at the University of Central Florida, and is working to grow the non-profit's financial resources.

Branding Director Mrudula Peddinti

Mrudula Peddinti

Branding and Design

Mrudula is the Branding Director at Limbitless Solutions, creating and supporting the visual arts, branding, and media projects and assets. She graduated with two bachelors' degrees focused in Graphic Design and Web Design at the University of Central Florida. Mrudula focuses on developing engaging digital storytelling to create a more inclusive future.

School of Visual Arts and Design Professor Matt Dombrowski

Matt Dombrowski

School of Visual Arts and Design Professor

Matt is an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) for the University of Central Florida. He brings his visual arts, marketing and commercial production experience to his research at UCF. His research focuses on the melding of current digital media technologies, practices and techniques to utilize digital art in the development of interactive experiences beyond entertainment.

School of Visual Arts and Design Professor Peter Smith

Peter Smith

Nicholson School of Communication and Media Professor

Peter is an Assistant Professor of Game Design in Digital Media at the University of Central Florida. He earned his Ph.D. in Modeling & Simulation in 2012, and has over 15 years of experience designing games for training in education, military, health, and other industries. He is the founder of the Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, the longest running competition recognizing innovation in serious games.

Advancement Director Jacey Poppell

Jacey Poppell

Advancement

Jacey is the Director for Advancement & Corporate and Foundation Relations for the University of Central Florida Foundation. She supports the fundraising and advancement for Limbitless Solutions. She is a two time graduate from the University of Central Florida and holds a Masters in Mass Communication.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Deborah German, Board Chair

Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dean of the College of Medicine, UCF

David Walsh

UCF Trustee

Michael Georgiopoulos, PhD

Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, UCF

Elizabeth Klonoff, PhD

Vice President for Research and Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, UCF

Dale Jackson

Community & Industry Representative

Anne Smallwood

PharmacoEconomic and Health Outcomes Research Representative

Janet Owen, JD

Vice President for Government Relations and Associate General Counsel, UCF

Brendan Jones

Limbitless Solutions

Michelle Hawley

Limbitless Solutions

Our Officers

Albert Manero, PhD

President

John Sparkman

Vice President

Angie Carloss

Secretary

Nat Jones, MBA

Treasurer

2019 Board Meeting Schedule

January 28, 2019

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Location: MH 395E

Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656

Participant code: 864 417 583

March 20, 2019

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Research Pavilion 302

Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656

Participant code: 864 417 583

May 22, 2019

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Location: MH 395E

Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656

Participant code: 864 417 583

August 20, 2019

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Location: MH 395E

Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656

Participant code: 864 417 583

October 16, 2019

11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Location: MH 243

Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656

Participant code: 864 417 583

November 18, 2019

11:00 to 12:00 p.m.

Location: MH 395E

Call-in number: 1-646-558-8656

Participant code: 864 417 583

Group picture of Limbitless Solutions Spring 2019 Interns

Our Interns

Aleena Voorhees
Administration Student Scholar

Ahad Bawany
Computer Science Student Scholar

Angela Rothfuss
Engineering Student Scholar

Anna Kester
Studio Art Student Assistant

Ashley Lupariello
Design Student Scholar

Ashley Rickman
PR and Communications Student Assistant

Chase Walker
Computer Science Student Assistant

Daniel Schutt
Game Design Student Assistant

Delaney McLinden
Administration Student Scholar

Erin Stein
Studio Art Student Scholar

Giovanna Garcia
Studio Art Student Assistant

Joel Marquez
Computer Science Student Scholar

Julia Barry
Engineering Student Assistant

Kennedy O'Connor
Design Student Scholar

Madisyn Messmore
Engineering Student Scholar

Maggie Pierce
Computer Science Student Scholar

Matthew Sierra
Engineering Student Assistant

Milo Davis
Studio Art Student Scholar

Natalie Burno
Computer Science Student Scholar

Remy Marasa
Studio Art Student Scholar

Rishi Basdeo
Engineering Student Assistant

Ryan Mayers
Film Student Scholar

Sarah Kelliher
PR and Communications Student Assistant

Thomas Pring
Game Design Student Assistant

Tomas Rodriguez
Game Design Student Assistant

Zach Whitacre
Engineering Student Assistant

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