Jaipur Foot

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

Jaipur Foot develops durable prosthetics for below-knee and above-knee amputees enabling siting, running, squatting, climbing, walking and swimming.

Product description

Jaipur Foot develops durable prosthetics for below-knee and above-knee amputees enabling siting, running, squatting, climbing, walking and swimming.

Target region(s)

Regions:
India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh

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 has also established several associate organizations 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:
$30 USD to manufacture; distributed free of cost to amputees

Competitive landscape

A wide variety of prosthetic feet 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: to improve and promote good health.

Target user(s)

Amputees in developing nations 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.

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