Jaipur artificial foot, India

Made:
1982 in India
maker:
Pramod Sethi, Pramod Karan

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Jaipur artificial foot, for Symes amputee, made in India, 1982. The Jaipur Foot was developed in India 1970 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Pramod Karan Sethi and sculptor Ram Chandra. It provided an appropriate, low cost and aesthetic alternative to the Western limb designs otherwise available. The design has revolutionised the lives of thousands of amputees in the developing world.

Details

Category:
Orthopaedics
Object Number:
1982-1210
Materials:
leather, metal, rubber, textile and wood
type:
artificial foot
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • artificial limb
credit:
SMS Medical College and Hospital