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We are a team working on the development of Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (KAFO) with a goal to provide improved mobility solutions to the millions of KAFO users all over the world.
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KAFO Design
R2D2 Lab at IIT Madras, Chennai
Manufacturing / Engineering / Design, Academia
Prosthetics & Orthotics , Design of assistive devices, Gait analysis & human walking models
1) Ganesh Bapat- Ph.D. Scholar,R2d2 Lab, IIT Madras 2) Dr. Mohan Varma- Senior Scientist , R2D2 Lab, IIT Madras 3) Muthuvisvashwaran S- Project Associate, R2D2 lab, IIT Madras 4) Soikat Ghosh Moulic- Asst. Director,Technical (Rehab services & Product development) ,Mobility India
We are working on design of the knee joint and overall revamping of conventional knee ankle foot orthosis (KAFO). The new locked knee joint designed by our team is highly cost-effective. It solves problems faced by many KAFO users’ such as tearing of trousers due to the knee joint and droplock getting stuck in clothes. Ease of locking and unlocking the knee joint enables users’ to travel comfortably with the public or private transport. We are also working on the design of semi-flexion knee joint that provides three modes of operation (free; controlled stance phase knee flexion; locked) to maintain different body postures while performing various activities of daily living.

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