SHUM Hang-fu

Programme Worker, Hong Kong PHAB Association

Following an unfortunate traffic accident which resulted in the amputation of his left arm, Mr SHUM Hang-fu began an inspiring new chapter of his life. Equipped with a traditional prosthetic from the local public hospital, he found joy again in cycling with friends. His resilience and determination saw him to the championship in the disability category of a triathlon competition.

Along the journey, an orthotist crafted an innovative bow-pulling prosthetic out of metal plates and files. This was later refined by the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He used this modified tool to play the violin, setting a new Guinness World Record and became a violinist for the Hong Kong Enharmonica. Beyond music, they have developed a range of prosthetics for various purposes, enabling him to cook, play badminton, deal cards, and even skip rope. Equipped with technology, he is reshaping his world with a renewed sense of hope and empowerment.