Updated on February 21, 2024

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Created on October 12, 2020

Adjustable prosthetic limb

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Nonspec is committed to providing affordable and adjustable prosthetic limb systems to all amputees.

Developed By
  1. NONSPEC
Tested By
  • NONSPEC
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Author

Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$200.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies, NGOs

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is distributed by the Lowell sales team and 22 clinics in India.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include ReMotion Knee V3 and Polypropylene Prosthesis.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass-produced (injection-molded) in India.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can aquire this product by reaching out to the manufacturer directly, through the Lowell sales team, or at one of the 22 clinics in India that currently house this product.

Distributions to Date Status

As of September 2019, 200 units have been distributed.

Craftsmanship required

Skilled prosthetist

Patient satisfaction

Unknown

Patient compliance

Unknown

Comfort

Unknown

Materials

Plastic

Water resistant (yes/no)

Yes

Amputation level

Foot amputation and transtibial amputation

Weight (kg)

0.36

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Provided by manufacturer

Replacement Components

None

Lifecycle

4 years

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Designer specified performance targets include: lightweight, durable, and low-cost.

Vetted Performance Status

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards tests for high impact and cycle testing.

Safety

Prosthetics can result in physical discomfort and pain to the patient, in general.

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Furse, A, et al., 2011, “Development of a low-technology prosthetic swing-phase mechanism,” J Med Biomed Eng. 31(2), pp. 145-150

Andrysek, J., 2010, “Lower-limb prosthetic technologies in the developing world: a review of literature from 1994 to 2010,” Prosth Orth Int. 34(4), pp. 378-398

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

DeBaise Collen, “Meet the Plastics Engineer Who’s Raised $1 Million to Make Prosthetic Legs“, The Story Exchange, 2019

Audrey Laforest, “Two startups fill a gap in medical industry with plastic inventions“, Plastic News, 2017

Compliance with regulations

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.

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

None

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