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Low-cost prostheses offer Indian amputees a second chance

Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India. A year later, the 22-year-old is preparing to walk again with the aide of a "Jaipur Foot" -- a no-frills prosthetic made locally. These prosthetics allow amputees to work in muddy fields, sit cross-legged on the floor and comfortably use Indian-style squat toilets without needing to remove the limb.
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