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Jaipur Foot

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Jaipur Foot Case Study Guide Questions


1. What is the innovation of Jaipur Foot?

The innovation of Jaipur Foot is to sell prosthethic foot to poor people with handicaps in affordable way. Jaipur Foot only costs $30 compare to $8000 offer. It is provided for handicaps in India and the service is free.


2. What is the business of Jaipur Foot?

Jaipur foot is hand-made artificial foot and lower limb prosthesis at a very affordable price.


3. Who are the main beneficiaries of Jaipur Foot's products?

The main beneficiaries of Jaipur Foot are the Indian people, countries from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and the like.


4. Why is Afghanistan one of the markets of Jaipur Foot?

In Afganistan, there are approximately 10 million landmines and at least amputee per 300 inhabitants. The common victims are those people who got injured in the landmines.


5. How does Jaipur Foot's product pricing compare with the West?

Jaipur Foot only costs $30. Unlike in the West, people have the tendency not to buy prosthetic foot coming from them because it is highly costly.


6. What is the Gait Cycle?

“Gait cycle is the activity that occurs between the heel strike of one limb and the subsequent heel strike of that same limb. Stance begins when the heel of the forward limb makes contact with the ground and ends when the toe of the same limb leaves the ground.


7. How was the first Jaipur Foot artificial limb developed?

In 1561, the first Jaipur Foot artificial was developed by the owner had a trauma in an accident that made him create the artificial limb made out of wood and rubber.


8. What are the design considerations in the Jaipur Foot Design Process?

"The Jaipur foot was designed to simulate normal foot movements and provide a quality solution for the masses. It necessitated a prosthesis that supported India’s work and lifestyles."


9. What are the constraints in the development for Jaipur Foot?

Poverty, closed economy, working lifestyle, and limited trained manpower.


10. How can you compare the raw materials for Jaipur Foot vs. other products?

The development and the production of Jaipur Foot is limited. However, scarcity of resources are not likely to be seen. Jaipur Foot are locally made. Unlike in the West, they are co-polymers and very expensive.


11. Explain a typical fitting day for a Jaipur Foot? How does it compare with the West?

It would only take 1 1/2 day for a typical fitting day for a Jaipur Foot. It is more efficient compare to the West.


12. What is the BMVSS? How does Jaipur Foot conduct community outreach?

“Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur was set up in 1975. It is a formally registered society in India. It is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-sectarian, non-regional, non-political society, for helping the physically challenged, particularly the financially weak among them.”


13. Compare Jaipur Foot with Ossur - which one is more competitive? Why?

Ossur is more competiive than Jaipur Foot because Ossur is the 2nd largest producer of prosthesis in the world. One of the top, it is considered as one of highly innovative products in their field.


14. Is the Jaipur Foot model scalable? Explain.

Yes. Because of their target market of 5.5 million, compare to other countries.


15. What is the significance of Jaipur Foot's cooperation with ISRO?

Jaipur Foot acquires lesser expenses. By cooperation with ISRO, they could enhance their product using polyurethane, which will make Jaipur Foot more durable.



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