Stanford Team Creates JaipurKnee, Artificial Knee Costing Less Than $20

A team at Stanford University has been able to create an artificial knee that costs less than $20 to manufacture.  The project was originated from the Biomedical Device Design and Evaluation class at Stanford.  The project is called the JaipurKnee.  Joel Sadler and his classmates were presented with the task of creating a low-cost knee joint for amputees living in developing countries.

Other low-cost knee joint metallic limbs used single-axis joints which ended up roating like a door hinge, but they were too unstable.  The JaipurKnee has self-lubricating joints with greater flexibility than the alternatives.  Sadler hopes to distribute 100,000 joints to amputees in the next three years and we applaud him for his philanthropic efforts.

[via Medgadget/Stanford PR]

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Stanford Team Creates JaipurKnee, Artificial Knee Costing Less Than $20 Comments

  1. Da Brighterside says:

    This is great news for all amputees around the world.

  2. Migui says:

    WOW! That’s why I still have faith in humanity!

  3. david says:

    this sucks insurance will now find a way to re emburse me less…..

  4. Maulik Sheth says:


  5. Applerust says:

    Good job

  6. Jacqui says:

    Bravo, this is such an inspiration

  7. LJ says:

    If this is working reliably, I would say this is the real technology. but I am worrying about clinic’s charging over thousands for installation.

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