Adjustable prosthetic limb
Nonspec is committed to providing affordable and adjustable prosthetic limb systems to all amputees.
Adjustable prosthetic limb by Nonspec is an adjustable prosthetic limb that can be taken off-the-shelf and adjusted in height and angle to meet any amputee’s need. It is quick and easy to fit, high quality, lightweight, and durable so that amputees worldwide can have access to a limb that lets them accomplish anything they want to.
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Target users are foot amputation and transtibial amputation.
This product is mass-produced (injection-molded) in India.
As of September 2019, 200 units have been distributed.
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This product allows for adjustment in height and angle to meet the needs of a range of amputees. Further design specifications include over 7 cm of adjustment to compensate for anything from changing shoes to a growth spurt, and 9 Degrees of Freedom to correct for all gait adjustment needs, without new parts or components.
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Designer specified performance targets include: lightweight, durable, and low-cost.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards tests for high impact and cycle testing.
22 clinics in India get feedback on the prosthetic limbs and spread its products to those who need it most.
Prosthetics can result in physical discomfort and pain to the patient.
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Wyss, D, et al., 2013, “Application of Quality Function Deployment for the development of a prosthetic knee joint,” AES Technical Reviews Part C: International Journal of Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications (IJATEMA). 1 (1), pp. 67 – 75
Nonspec’s limb kit is designed to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards, which tests for high impact and cycle testing of four years of walking.
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