The Jaipur Foot has two parts: the factory-made foot and the custom-made plastic mould. The foot is fashioned out of two pieces of microcellular rubber and a wooden ankle piece.

A new study suggests that Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana, can ease arthritis. Researchers from the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in London and Hebrew University in

An onion a day could help keep osteoporosis (inflammation of bone and cartilage) at bay, claims a new study. When male rats were fed one gramme of dry onion per day, bone resorption

According to researchers at Cardiff University, UK, cod liver oil can ease pain of arthritis by mimicking the effects of aspirin. The fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These inhibit a key

Joshua M Smith and his team from North Dakota University, USA, suggest that writing can help improve the health of people, especially those suffering from chronic illnesses. The researchers asked 112

millions of people in tropical regions of Asia, Africa and South America suffer from permanent disability due to leprosy, river blindness, Chagas disease and lymphatic filariasis. The World Health

A new machine helps quadriplegics move through electric impulses

Laxity of joints can be a boon or liability, depending on whether they are subject to mobility or load bearing.

PEOPLE confined to wheelchairs will be able to reach for anything stored on the topmost shelves because a wheelchair has been developed in USA that can be raised a couple of metres without loss

New, more efficient aids are being developed for the physically handicapped under a government project. The stumbling blocks, however, are the mass production and marketing of these aids