IIT Madras launches first affordable, Made-In-India prosthetic knee called 'Kadam'

IIT Madras launches first affordable, Made-In-India prosthetic knee called ‘Kadam’

IIT Madras researchers have launched the country’s first affordable and Made-in-India prosthetic knee called ‘Kadam’ which can transform the lives of thousands of above-knee amputees.

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New Delhi
April 9, 2022
UPDATED: April 9, 2022 15:53 IST

IIT Madras researchers have launched the country’s first affordable and Made-in-India prosthetic knee called ‘Kadam’ which can transform the lives of thousands of above-knee amputees. (representative image)

IIT Madras researchers have launched the country’s first Made-in-India polycentric prosthetic knee. Called ‘Kadam’, the affordable prosthetic knee can transform the lives of thousands of above-knee amputees through not just mobility with ease, but also increased community participation, access to education, livelihood opportunities and overall well-being.

WHO CREATED THE PROSTHETIC KNEE?

It was developed by a team at TTK Center for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development (R2D2) at IIT Madras, which also developed and commercialized ‘Arise,’ the country’s first standing wheelchair and NeoFly-NeoBolt, an active wheelchair and motorized add-on for seamless indoor-outdoor mobility.

The WHO states that only 1 in 10 people in need, have access to assistive technology and they are not available in adequate numbers and at affordable prices.

R2D2 headed by Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan has been working to fill that [...]

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