Customised high-end prosthetics that don’t burn a hole in your pocket

14-year-old Sahil from Srinagar uses high-tech artificial limbs being produced by an Indian manufacturer to help disabled people gain limb function at Vinobapuri, Lajpat Nagar-II in New Delhi.

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.

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