TIME‘s picks for the best new gadgets and breakthrough ideas of the year, we’ll feature some of the ones we find interesting.
Tens of thousands of amputees in the developing world wear an inexpensive prosthetic called the Jaipur Foot. But poor patients who lose a knee joint have few options: a titanium replacement can cost $10,000, and crude models don’t work very well.
Now a team of Stanford engineering students has designed a knee that’s not only dirt cheap – just $20 – but also mimics the natural joint’s movements. Developed with the Jaipur Foot group, the JaipurKnee is made of self-lubricating, oil-filled nylon and is both flexible and stable, even on irregular terrain.
The device is being tested in India; more than 300 people have been fitted so far.
The Jaipur Knee comprises five pieces of plastic and four nuts and bolts. It requires no special tools and takes just a few hours to manufacture.
Photo by virtualworldlets.ne.
The coffee vending business is your opportunity to cash in on the 30 billion dollar coffee industry.
Can we solve the #1 Business problem people have today? Yes -- and the answer is simple...
Thin Energy is looking for a limited number of motivated business minded people...
Mobile Gaming Revolution offers you the unique opportunity to be the center of EVERY party!
World's largest co-ed fitness franchise, Anytime Fitness can leverage its tried and true...
ActionCOACH Business Coaches make a difference and create wealth for all parties involved...
Amazing opportunity for only $500 in an industry that is prime for sales.
Be a part of the number one growth industry while securing your future with residual income.