Implementation of Prosthetics in Underdeveloped Countries


  • Chetan Siddhardh Muvvala B. Reed Henderson High School
  • Jothsna Kethar Gifted Gabber
  • Dr. Ganapathy Gifted Gabber



Prosthetic, Third World, Underdeveloped Countries, Helping people, Humanity


The job of prosthetics is to restore an amputee to be at a functional capacity in their cultural environment while looking as cosmetic as possible. Western prosthetics cannot be used in third-world countries. Availability of materials, resources, accredited personal, and cultural differences prohibit western prosthetics from being used in underdeveloped countries. Implementing prosthetics in third-world countries requires additional changes to be made. Reducing the cost of prosthetics to make them easier for repair and manufacturing allows underdeveloped countries to create and maintain prosthetics. In addition, cultural and environmental factors need to be taken into consideration to create prosthetics that can be long-term and economically affordable for underdeveloped countries.


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Author Biography

Dr. Ganapathy, Gifted Gabber

Subhashini Ganapathy, Ph.D. BIOMED INDUST & HUMAN FACTOR ENGR Associate Professor and Chair, Biomedical, Industrial & Human Factors Engineering; Joint Appointment - Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor, Trauma Care and Surgery

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How to Cite

Muvvala, C. S., Kethar, J., & Ganapathy, S. (2022). Implementation of Prosthetics in Underdeveloped Countries. Journal of Student Research, 10(4).



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