Globally, approximately 10 million above-knee amputees live in developing countries and need assistive devices to regain mobility and return to work. The knee joint is the most complex and expensive component of a leg prosthesis system, and modern prosthesis, with price tags that can reach tens of thousands of dollars are prohibitively expensive for the 80% of amputees who live on less than $4 a day.
The ReMotion Knee is a low-cost, high-quality device designed specifically to fit the needs and financial constraints of these amputees. Currently, Design Revolution is conducting field testing for this project. They plan to fit 1,000 amputees in India with the help of their supporters. The prosthetic can handle 165 degrees of motion, to facilitate sitting and squatting.
ReMotion partners with established prosthetic providers worldwide to design, engineer, and distribute prosthetic components to developing world amputees. ReMotion has secured its first partnership with the Jaipur Foot Organization (BMVSS), the largest provider of prosthetics in India and the world. BMVSS is fitting all appropriate above-knee amputee patients in Jaipur, India with the JaipurKnee as part of an on-going pilot program.
To accelerate the ReMotion Knees’s impact, ReMotion seeks to establish partnerships and sales with top-tier prosthetic providers worldwide with already established distribution channels and local expertise. By partnering with ReMotion, prosthetic clinics gain access to world-class design and engineering capabilities while continuing to specialize in fitting patients and providing in-depth patient care.
Publicly available: no
Countries where available: India
Price range (USD): 80 Countries where spare parts can be purchased: India
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