Over 9 million above-knee amputees in the developing world do not have access to the prosthetics they need to live more healthy, productive lives.
By designing a low-cost, high-quality prosthetic knee that can be delivered through an economically self-sustaining distribution model, D-Rev aims to increase the availability and accessibility of quality prosthetics in the developing world.
To measure our progress, we track four main indicators:
- number of amputees fit
- percentage of amputees fit who are still wearing their knee six months after the fitting (“Compliance Rate”)
- percentage of amputees who report experiencing no mechanical failures of their knee (“Non-failure Rate”)
- percentage of amputees fit who report being “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their knee (“Satisfaction Rate”)
Goal: Empower amputees through low-cost, high-quality prosthetics
Project started: 2008
v1 launched: 2008
v2 field trials: 2011
v3 field trials: 2013-14
Current status: v1 continues to be fit by partner BMVSS in India. v3 is in field trials and is expected to launch in early 2015.
Total cost: $1.3 M*
Product manager: Vin Narayan
*All project costs through June 2014. Last quarter unaudited.