The locally developed Kadam is affordable, yet high in quality and performance, in compliance with ISO standards including 30,000 fatigue test cycles.
It offers stability, reduces the risk of tripping, and its patented shape is specifically optimized for use on uneven terrain.
“The functional needs, socioeconomic and environmental challenges of Indian users are unique. Kadam’s user-centric design takes these into account. It meets quality standards. international quality while being 4-5 times more affordable than comparable imported kneecaps,” said Professor Sujatha Srinivasan, Head. TTK Device Development and Restoration Research Center (R2D2), IIT Madras, in a statement.
A team at the TTK Device Development and Restoration Research Center (R2D2) at IIT Madras developed the Kadamin consortium with the Society for Biomedical Technology (SBMT) and Mobility India.
Through Mobility India, extensive clinical trials have been conducted in various geographical settings. Feedback has ensured that the design is user-centric and works in different environments. Users immediately recognize the stabilizing nature of the knee. The ability of the user to let go of the safety of the parallel bars on the first try is testament to the knee’s ability to work.
It can also customize the stability adjustment depending on the user’s needs and provides friction rotation control adjustment for different walking speeds.
TTK Center IIT Madras previously developed and commercialized the Arise – the country’s first stand-alone wheelchair – and the NeoFly-NeoBolt – active wheelchairs and motorized add-ons for seamless mobility throughout the home and out side.