JaipurKnee Project's $20 Artificial Knees to Developing World

 - Apr 18, 2009   Updated: Jun 21 2011
References: physorg & notcot.org
Stanford University students undertaking a Biomedical Device Design and Evaluation course have created a low-cost high-performance prosthetic knee joint for amputees in the developing world.

With the aim of helping to help rectify lives ravaged by war and diseases such as diabetes, the JaipurKnee Project team manufactured a prosthetic that costs just $20.

The artificial knee joint was on display this month at Stanford's annual Cool Product Expo.

Implications - Finances for products such as prosthetic knees are costly. By creating a solution such as the $20 artificial knees, a company can make a better name for themselves and help a wounded soul find some normalcy in their altered lives. Companies can learn from this and create more affordable products for those who are unable to afford more expensive, yet necessary, items.