Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: High-tech customized prosthetic’s for amputees are now available in India at half the price of imported ones cost up to Rs 1.5 lakh. Makers also use expensive 3-D printing technology to get the right shape and fit of the limb.
With technology such as this, the limb is accustomed according to the client’s requirements, which significantly improves performance.
- Sangeeta Vishnoi, 27, who has won two silver medals in the recent National Para Athletic Championships, attributes her improved performance to a better quality prosthetic. Her left leg is amputated from below the knee.
- Nisha Thakur, 22, says that she completed two 5-km marathons and one 10-km marathon run with the new leg. “My activity levels are high and I needed this technology.”
Limbs are available from as low as ₹40,000, but the cost keeps adding depending on the cosmetic changes one wants in the appearance of the limb.