The Low Cost Prosthesis project aims at developing a lower leg prosthetic with production costs below $50. An important cause, because the need for prostheses is growing and the costs are often high. Due to the increasing rate of amputations, there is an ever-growing demand for prosthetic limbs.
In developing countries like Indonesia and India, the lack of basic public health often leads to diabetes, gangrene, and infection. Furthermore, poverty causes a lack of nutrition for babies which leads to unhealthy situations. In war-torn countries such as Cambodia, Iran, and Afghanistan, 80 to 85 percent of amputees are land...read more