Updated Jan 16, 2018

Developing manufacturing, distribution and a fitting model for the LCKneeTM, a functional and affordable artificial knee joint technology for low and middle income countries

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The LegWorks “All-Terrain Knee” (AT-Knee, vimeo.com/113771245), is a safe, high-functioning, durable, affordable prosthetic knee joint developed at Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
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Backed with a blend of private and Government of Canada investments catalyzed by Grand Challenges Canada, Toronto-based company LegWorks will contribute ...
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The LegWorks “All-Terrain Knee” (AT-Knee, vimeo.com/113771245), is a safe, high-functioning, durable, affordable prosthetic knee joint developed at Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
How does your innovation work?
Backed with a blend of private and Government of Canada investments catalyzed by Grand Challenges Canada, Toronto-based company LegWorks will contribute to a better life for amputees in developing countries. LegWorks will mass produce its innovative, affordable prosthetic knee, the All-Terrain Knee (AT-Knee), the functionality and durability of which makes it ideal for amputees living in the developing world. It enables lower-limb amputees to walk more efficiently, safely and comfortably.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

In trials, early users in 10 countries reported a 95% preference for the relatively low-cost AT-Knee to more expensive existing technologies. Developed with a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada seed grant awarded in 2012 to the Bloorview Research Institute, the AT-Knee easily outperformed existing technologies under rigorous conditions in El Salvador, Chile and Myanmar.
The global market for lower limb prosthetic devices is estimated at 10+ million people, a number growing with an aging population, chronic health problems, landmines, war, violence, traffic injuries and other poverty-related causes. WHO estimates that only 5-15% of all lower-limb amputees in the developing world have access to appropriate services, a large unmet need. Stripping the ability to walk, amputation restricts independence, employment potential and productive community participation.
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Chile and India

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With $1 million expected from private investors and foundations matched by federal funds, the project will receive an anticipated $2 million to scale-up the success of the company. LegWorks began with a $100,000 proof-of-concept grant three years ago from Grand Challenges Canada, now the intermediary for the scale-up investments.
In the first five years, LegWorks expects 37,000 units to be sold via distributors, NGOs, prosthetic clinics and government rehab facilities. Introduction of the innovative device will be scaled up and taken to market this summer. The $2 million investment deal includes a loan via Grand Challenges Canada of up to $1 million, matched by MaRS Innovation, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Ontario Centres of Excellence and a group of private angel investors.

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Dec 2014
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India
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Chile