Research and development of affordable, lightweight, user-friendly, affordable, low maintenance and good quality prosthetic and orthotic components and foot care solutions, as well as relevant tools and machinery, has been the hallmark of MI since its inception.  As a contribution to the ‘Make in India’ campaign, MI has indigenously designed and developed many P&O components, assistive products, tools and equipment that are suitable for India and other developing countries.  As a result of its intensive work with the community over the past 25 years, MI has a deeper, understanding and practical insights into the design elements that need to be incorporated into the assistive devices it produces.  This has helped MI to complement the technical know-how of leading institutions like Defence Bio-Engineering and Electro-Medical Laboratory (DEBEL), International Centre for Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation (ICACBR), Queens University, Canada, IIT Madras, BETiC lab in IIT Bombay, IISc, VIT, SBMT (DRDO) etc. Besides, MI also supports these institutions in conducting clinical trials on the assistive devices and its components developed by them, to ensure the efficacy and functionality of the products.


  • In collaboration with Defence Bio-Engineering and Electro-Medical Laboratory (DEBEL) and Artificial Limb Centre, Pune designed and developed lightweight Orthosis with Unilock which can be used as BAREFOOT ORTHOSIS, as well as with footwear, and Modular Prosthesis.

  • Standard Orthotic Knee Joint: Designed an orthotic knee joint that is affordable, lightweight, and suitable for rural conditions. After extensive feedback, evaluations, and many improvements, presently it is of high-quality stainless steel, affordable with features of 130 degrees of knee flexion compared to degrees of the regular version.

  • Developed the Pre-Fabricated Plastic Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (PF-KAFO).  This technology is cost-effective and time-saving and is fitted in a day. The shells come in nine sizes for both legs and are used extensively in India and other low-income countries.  

  • SATHI, the Trans Tibial Plastic Modular Component was launched after MI worked for three years to develop this component, which is assembled quickly, light in weight, adaptable to all foot sizes including a barefoot model i.e. a modified Jaipur foot, at an affordable cost. Later, this product was discontinued.

  • In prosthetics, MI designed and developed Modular Components in Below Knee Prosthesis (Trans Tibial Metal Modular Components – TTMMC) Designed as per the specific standards these components are made of aluminum alloy and stainless steel.

  • Unique Life Enhancement Technique: Twin Device, an innovative, off-the-shelf product acts as a Special Chair and a Standing Frame to cater to the existing and prevailing need for children with developmental difficulties. The device is prefabricated with adjustable features that allow its modification, as the child grows. The device helps in feeding, and postural control, prevents muscle contractures and deformities, improves eye contact, and in achieving other milestones.

  • Developed various types of plastic ankle joints used in the calipers which allow people to squat on the floor and is a highly functional design.

  • RIDER – 1 Wheelchair MI’s Rider-1 is designed to suit the uneven and rough terrain of the rural areas. It is light-weight, foldable, stable & durable, with adjustable features like seat width, depth, brake lever, footrest, and backrest.

  • PURAK: MI has been collaborating with the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and conducting pan India clinical trials on a cost-effective, fully functional myoelectric controlled upper extremity prostheses for amputation below the elbow level. 

  • R2D2 Prosthetic Knee Joint is designed by IIT Madras with the support of the Society for Biomedical Technologies (SBMT) and DEBEL, Bangalore. The clinical trials were conducted in different terrains by MI.

  • MI’s Vacutech Machine is a high-performance versatile machine, which can undertake the basic molding & lamination separately and in combination with the sand casting technique, saving much time in making the plaster-free cast.

  • MI also operates a Foot Production Unit (FPU), managed solely by women with disabilities. The FPU products are popularly used not only in India but also in a dozen other developing countries.