Jaipur artificial foot, 1981.
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Jaipur artificial foot made in Jaipur, India, pictured alongside a sectioned Jaipur Foot to show construction. The Jaipur Foot was developed in India 1970 by orthopaedic surgeon Dr Pramod Karan Sethi and sculptor Ram Chandra. It provided an appropriate, low-cost and aesthetic alternative to the Western limb designs otherwise available. The design has revolutionised the lives of thousands of amputees in the developing world.