History of Limbs & Things

Limbs & Things designs, manufactures and promotes clinical and surgical skills training products. The Company is dedicated to improving patient care by supporting healthcare professionals in their training.

In 2015, Limbs & Things are celebrating 25 years of designing and manufacturing quality medical training products for healthcare professionals. Our catalog includes simulators for physical examination and procedural skills, anatomical models and multimedia education materials. We also offer a confidential design & build service for industry and corporate clients. The company headquarters is based in Bristol (UK), with subsidiary offices in the USA, Australia and Sweden. Our products are also sold throughout the rest of the world using an expanding network of over 80 distributors.


We pride ourselves on the design and manufacture of high quality healthcare training models incorporating innovative materials, design and technology. Our work has been recognized over time with awards for both specific products and our general approach. Our latest awards are the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise Innovation in 2013 and a Horner Plastics Innovation Award in 2012 for our Birthing Baby. These sit alongside two Frank Netter Awards for Special Contributions to Medical Education, the first in 1994 and another in 2009 for the Prompt Birthing Simulator. In 1999 we also won a Design Council Millennium Product Award.


Limbs & Things is committed to serving training markets in Clinical Skills, Women’s Health and the Surgical Specialties. Our goal is to produce products which allow clinical educators to successfully deliver their curriculum requirements for physical examination and procedural skills. To achieve this we will continue to work closely with leading clinicians, exploring new technologies and materials and promoting our products within a worldwide marketplace.


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