IIT Madras Launches India’s 1st Polycentric Prosthetic Knee

Published on April 15, 2022
Current Context: IIT-Madras has indigenously manufactured 1st polycentric prosthetic knee.
IIT Madras Launches India’s 1st Polycentric Prosthetic Knee
  • It is a revolutionary step towards prosthesis as it is very light, 5 times cheaper compared to the imported prosthetics, and has a flexion angle of 160 degrees. It makes it the user to move and make angular movements.
  • It uses chrome-based pins for flexion support. The lab at IIT -Madras, called TTK Centre for Rehabilitation Research and Device Development is supported by DRDO.
  • It will make amputees independent to adopt above knee prosthetics at low cost and advanced lightweight technology.

Question:

Q.2 Which institute has developed India’s 1st indigenously developed knee prosthetics “KADAM”?
a. NISH
b. ALIMCO
c. ISRO
d. IIT-Madras

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