D-Rev ReMotion

 

How can good design and efficient manufacturing increase mobility in developing countries?

 
 

 

The Client:

D-Rev is an award-winning medical technology company that designs products to close the quality health care gap for underserved populations.

 

Problem Statement:

Over 9 million above-knee amputees in the developing world do not have access to the prosthetics they need, and once this technology is developed, scaling it sustainably is another challenge. However, this problem is not an unsolvable one: with the right design, sourcing, and testing a new prosthetic was able to competitively enter the market and get to the right people who need it.

 
 
 D-Rev's first version that is designed to be mass produced for world-wide scale.

D-Rev's first version that is designed to be mass produced for world-wide scale.

 
 
 

The Challenge:

The client wanted to make a prosthetic knee that was high-performing as well as extremely cost-effective to be accessible to people in the developing world. Linx agreed with the client that everyone deserves good design. The final product was meant to be as good as or better than the best devices on the prosthetics market, while still accessible to health care patients in developing countries.

 
 
 
 D-Rev's ReMotion Knee with pylon and  Jaipur Foot .

D-Rev's ReMotion Knee with pylon and Jaipur Foot.

 
 
 

Linx's Solution:

Linx came in after this project was 8 years old. The customer had been working with MIT and Stanford before Linx joined in 2015. The Linx in-house team was able to collaborate and help the client bring their brainchild to fruition (aka manufacturability). The original design wasn’t scalable, however, Linx was able to source and improve the material quality for medical grade certification. Aside from helping the client realize their latest design innovation, Linx also created a custom test robot to help validate the engineering innovations. 

 
 
 
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D-Rev ReMotion

Delivering the ReMotion Knee to clinics and amputees in the developing world.

 
 
 

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Lindsey Rosenfield