Artificial Limb

Develop and test 3D printing technology to produce innovative limbs at affordable cost for the disabled in India

Principal Investigator

  1. Dr. Srinivasa Prakash Regalia, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad.

Co-Investigators :

  1. Dr. Prakash N. Shrivastava, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, USA. Member, SHARE INDIA.
  2. Dr. Sudheer Reddy, Orthopedics Surgeon, MIMS.

Funding source
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Bio Technology, Government of India.

Amount :Rs. 47.65 Lakhs for 2-1 /2 years (2015 to June 2017).

Aims : Create innovative limbs at affordable cost to meet the needs of people, acknowledging their economic and health status.

Objectives :

Develop and test 3D printing technology to produce innovative limbs at affordable cost for the disabled in India.

Status of the project

About twenty patients are walking with the device safely and comfortably for over 1 year. The PSPR Model "SUKHFIT"! 81101 is being tested in Dr. Rory Cooper's lab in Pittsburgh and shows that the socket is light weight and sturdy ( >250,000+ cycles and still going). The results to be presented at international conference in Tokyo during October 2019