Jaipur Foot

SMS Medical College Hospital: Ram Chandra Sharma with Dr. P.K. Sethi, Dr. S.C. Kasliwal & Dr. Mahesh Udawat

[Jaipur Foot] (http://jaipurfoot.org/ “http://jaipurfoot.org/”) develops durable prosthetics for below-knee and above-knee amputees enabling siting, running, squatting, climbing, walking and swimming.

Product description

[Jaipur Foot] (http://jaipurfoot.org/ “http://jaipurfoot.org/”) develops durable prosthetics for below-knee and above-knee amputees enabling siting, running, squatting, climbing, walking and swimming.

Target region(s)
India, Pakistan, Philippines
Distributors/implementing organizations

BMVSS manufactures and distributes the Jaipur Foot in India.They reach other parts of India and other countries through temporary fitment camps (lasting a few days to several weeks) staffed by BMVSS employees. [BMVSS] (http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyResearch/ResearchCenters/ProgramsPartnerships/IT-Champions/JaipurFoot.pdf “http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyResearch/ResearchCenters/ProgramsPartnerships/IT-Champions/JaipurFoot.pdf”) has also established several [associate organizations] (http://www.jaipurfoot.org/how_we_do/technology_partners.html#.UYxLHbVJOAg “http://www.jaipurfoot.org/how_we_do/technology_partners.html#.UYxLHbVJOAg”) providing the Jaipur Foot, in Pakistan and the Philippines, and have also assisted with the creation of independent fitment centers throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Market suggested retail price

[Price:] (http://jaipurfoot.org/images/BROCHURE%202016-17.pdf “http://jaipurfoot.org/images/BROCHURE%202016-17.pdf”)
$30 USD to manufacture; distributed free of cost to amputees

Competitive landscape

A wide variety of [prosthetic feet] (http://www.oandp.org/olc/lessons/html/200606-14/section_6.asp?frmCourseSectionId=94F45E7F-D1CD-40CC-89B9-A8552002E203 “http://www.oandp.org/olc/lessons/html/200606-14/section_6.asp?frmCourseSectionId=94F45E7F-D1CD-40CC-89B9-A8552002E203”) available, however, there are fewer that are targeted specifically at low-income countries. Others include: Seattle Foot, VI solid ankle (SACH-type) foot, Kingsley SACH, I.C.R.C. SACH, EB-1 Foot .

SDG targeted

Goal [3] (http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/ “http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/”): to improve and promote good health.

Target user(s)

Amputees in [developing nations] (http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyResearch/ResearchCenters/ProgramsPartnerships/IT-Champions/JaipurFoot.pdf “http://www.bus.umich.edu/FacultyResearch/ResearchCenters/ProgramsPartnerships/IT-Champions/JaipurFoot.pdf”) who otherwise cannot afford prosthetics. Primary target is the working poor of India below the poverty line, but individuals outside of India have also been reached through fitment camps in [27 countries](http://jaipurfoot.org/media/statistics/ “http://jaipurfoot.org/media/statistics/”).

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