India charity gets amputees back on feet

Locally-designed prosthetic limb is cheap to produce and hailed for its functionality.

    Thousands of amputees in India are now able to walk again, thanks to a local charity that developed a prosthetic limb called the Jaipur foot.

    The organisation uses innovation and cutting-edge science to keep costs low - the leg's exterior, for example, is made of beige plastic irrigation piping, melted to fit.

    The foot costs around $40 to manufacture and according to the charity's founder, it is more functional than Western designs that cost about $10,000.

    Al Jazeera's Diva Gopalan reports from Jaipur.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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