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IEEE Pulse. 2016 May-Jun;7(3):30-3. doi: 10.1109/MPUL.2016.2539798.

The \"Jaipur Foot\": India?s Most Popular Prosthetic for Amputees Is Not the Latest in Technology, but It's Still the Most Suitable Option for Many Patients Almost 50 Years after Its Development.


It is 8 a.m. on a December morning in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The day has just begun at Bhagawan Mahavir Vikalanga Sahayata Samithi (BMVSS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fitting the disabled with artificial limbs (Figure 1). Slowly, patients from across India and neighboring countries gather in the center?s front yard. By the end of the day, more than 35 people will make a long journey back to their homes and communities outfitted with a new prosthetic leg or arm that will promise them a more active and functional future. The entire treatment is free.

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