Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is the world's largest organisation rehabilitating over 1.78 million disabled. BMVSS provides all its assistance, including artificial limbs, calipers and other aids and appliances totally free of charge.
The Stanford-Jaipur Knee is a new invention designed by the Stanford University, USA, working with the BMVSS team. The Stanford-Jaipur Knee has been hailed by Time magazine (issue of November 23, 2009) as one of the 50 Best Inventions of the World in the year 2009. The Stanford-Jaipur Knee, also known as the Jaipur Knee, mimics normal human gait by providing stability in stance and easy movement.
Currently, the artificial hand has been undertaken from suppliers who make joints meeting the Indian Standards Institutions (ISI) mark. It is called the Jaipur Hand. BMVSS mainly fabricates the sockets.
Now, a major research project on below-elbow artificial hand is underway in Stanford University in collaboration with BMVSS. The model is likely to be functionally more efficient and inexpensive.