Stanford Jaipur Knee
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.
The Jaipur knee is based on the polycentric concept and is designed using the four-bar linkage geometry. It is made from oil-impregnated nylon. It comprises an upper and lower body block, two side linkages and a mid linkage, held together by four steel bolts. The body blocks have segments for socket and pylon attachment.
The Jaipur Knee has been fitted on over 9,250 patients and BMVSS has received a very positive feedback in terms of acceptability, compliance, durability and performance.