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Jaipur Foot and Below Knee prosthesis, ca. 1968

This is a Project. It was manufactured by Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti. It is dated ca. 1968. Its medium is micro-cellular rubber, cosmetic rubber compound, nylon cord rubber, trade rubber compound, cushion rubber compound, wooden keel with a connection bolt (foot); hdpe (high-density polyethylene) pipe and sheet, jaipur foot, padeline sheet, leather straps (be.

The Jaipur prosthesis is low-cost, durable, waterproof, and can be used with or without shoes. Ram Chandra Sharma, a craftsman, and Dr P. K. Sethi, an orthopedic surgeon, designed this improved version of a conventional prosthetic foot. The Jaipur foot, named for the town where it was designed, is flexible along multiple axes, which allows natural movement of the foot. The Jaipur foot technology is based on traditional craft using small local production methods, and has already helped over 900,000 amputees in developing and landmine-affected countries.

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Its dimensions are

9.5” (foot), 9” (instep), 9” (ball girth), 21” (below-knee), 19.5” (maximum diameter)

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