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January 05, 2016
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Meeting the Need for Cheaper Medical Devices

Mohit Vijh/D-Rev

D-Rev produced a high-quality prosthetic knee for $80 and developed an ultra-low-budget device to treat jaundice.

In developing countries, most poor amputees who lose their legs receive prosthetics with single-axis knee joints — similar to a door hinge — that are unstable and can buckle.

D-Rev, a nonprofit that designs low-cost, high-quality medical...

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