The Stanford-Jaipur Knee Redefined

The Jaipur Knee is a prosthetic knee joint developed in collaboration between a team of Stanford University students and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), also known as the makers of the “Jaipur Foot”. The Stanford-Jaipur Knee, as it came to be known, was exclusively for use by BMVSS centers, which locally manufactures it in India and has been hailed as one of the top 50 best inventions by Time Magazine.

Back in 2009, the students worked with BMVSS by creating the Jaipur Knee. In 2011, D-Rev, a nonprofit product development company, took over the development and design of the knee, along with Vinesh Narayan who was one of the original Stanford students, to create a prototype called the ReMotion Knee. The Stanford-Jaipur Knee is still available through BMVSS.

Further development

ReMotion has scored its first partnership with BMVSS, the largest provider of artificial prosthetics in India and the world. All qualified above-knee amputees in Jaipur, India are being fitted with the ReMotion Jaipur Knee as part of a pilot program through BMVSS.

To fast-track the Jaipur Knee’s impact, ReMotion has begun establishing partnerships and sales with top-tier prosthetic providers around the world. By teaming up with ReMotion, prosthetic clinics can secure access to top-notch design and engineering capabilities while offering profound patient care to amputees. In fact, BMVSS has fitted more than 5,100 ReMotion knees through a no-cost license, helping thousands of Indians regain their mobility and achieve greater confidence, and less stigma.

BMVSS, founded in 1975 by Devendra Raj Mehta, has outfitted millions of amputees worldwide. From fitting patients with the Jaipur Foot, it now provides below-knee, above-knee, Stanford-Jaipur knee, calipers, and an artificial hand. Due to its continuing success, the organization has forged agreements for continuing research and development with Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), among others.

BMVSS’ prosthetic offerings are designed to uniquely adapt to the needs of its users, and made to outfit a patient in as little as a day.