|Jaipur Foot-BMVSS, jaipur|
|13A, Gurunanak Path Main Malviya Nagar|
World's largest organisation serving the disabled, Jaipur Foot- BMVSS is a NGO which provides prosthetics limbs, callipers and other aids and appliances – free of charge
Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) is the world's largest organisation serving the disabled. This NGO provides all its assistance, including artificial limbs, calipers and other aids and appliances totally free of charge. BMVSS was registered as a society under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act on March 29, 1975 (vide registration number 261/1974-75). It has its headquarters at Jaipur (India). It is a pan-Indian organisation having 22 branches, spanning Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) to Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Ahmedabad (Gujarat) to Guwahati (Assam). Metropolitan cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Varanasi, Patna, etc also have limb fitment centres of BMVSS. Details can be found under the Locations section. Since inception, BMVSS has rehabilitated more than 1.3 million amputees and polio patients by fitting / providing artificial limbs (Jaipur Foot variations), calipers, and other aids and appliances, mostly in India and also in 26 countries across the world. Apart from providing the widest possible range of services for the disabled, BMVSS is also focused on research and development, and tries to fuse service with science. BMVSS has forged agreements with Stanford University, USA; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA; the Indian Space Research Organisation; and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur, for research and development, Professors of other IITs, namely Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai, too are helping BMVSS. Further, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur; National Institute of Technology, Delhi; and companies such as Jain Irrigation, Pinnacle Industries, Polymedicure and Universal Medicap have agreements with BMVSS for research. Other corporates also support BMVSS. Dow Chemical International Pvt Ltd (Dow India), a leading company in polymers, is helping BMVSS in improving the components of its aids and appliances. Dow India, MIT and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers are working together with BMVSS to further enhance the functionality and longevity of the polyurethane (PU) foot, which is likely to rehabilitate hundreds of thousands of amputees the world over, along with the inventions of physics, chemistry, space, etc. Dow India is providing funds for this project. The Stanford-BMVSS Jaipur Knee, which is the result of research due to a formal memorandum of understanding between BMVSS and Stanford University, was hailed by Time magazine (November 23, 2009 issue) as one of the world's 50 best inventions in 2009. BMVSS has held more than 50, on-the-spot, limb fitment camps in 26 countries across the world, the details of which are given under the Foreign camps section.
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BMVSS provides above and below-knee prosthesis, callipers and wheelchairs. But also medical and technical help, and physiotherapy
BMVSS provides medical and technical help, and physiotherapy
The Stanford-Jaipur Knee has been designed by the Stanford University, USA, working with the BMVSS team. Also known as the Jaipur Knee, it mimics normal human gait by providing stability in stance and easy movement.