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The scientists at Stanford University develops a new prosthetic foot to help tackle tough terrain

The scientists at the Stanford University in the US have developed a more stable prosthetic foot which they say could make challenging terrain more manageable for people who have lost a lower leg. The new design has a kind of tripod foot that responds to rough terrain by actively shifting pressure between three different contact ..

Ministry of External Affairs launches “India for Humanity”

On October 9 , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the “India for Humanity” in New Delhi under which the Jaipur Foot artificial limb will be distributed free of cost to the needy across the world. The initiative is launched in collaboration with the charitable organization “Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti” (BMVSS) to honour Mahatma ..

Person in News: Oscar Pistorius

 Oscar Pistorius named for Olympics in 4×400 race, is the first ‘disabled athlete’ to qualify for an able bodied event in the 2012 London Olympics in 400 metres race. Full name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius Pistorius named South Africa’s 4×400 relay team for the London Olympics. Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a double amputee (i.e. ..

An American facelift for the Jaipur foot

Soon there will be a Michigan version of the famous Jaipur Foot. The Jaipur Foot considered to be among the world’s cheapest and most user-friendly artificial limbs. A prototype of the new Jaipur Foot, is prepared jointly by the Dr. P. K. Sethi from Rehabilitation & Jaipur Limb Training Centre and Engineers from the Michigan ..