KRISTA DONALDSON, D-Rev’s CEO,
has been a Silicon Valley “40 Under 40”
winner, and a TEDx and Clinton Global
Initiative speaker. She is listed in Fast
Company’s Co.Design 50 Designers
Shaping the Future, and the Public Interest Design 100. She is a Rainer Arnhold
Fellow and a Pop!Tech Social Innovation
Fellow. SAMUEL HAMNER is design
engineer at D-Rev and motivated by
designing solutions that reduce poverty
and improve access to healthcare and
education in the developing world.
Hamner earned his PhD in mechanical
engineering at Stanford University.
VINESH NARAYAN joined D-Rev's
ReMotion as product manager after co-designing a low-cost elbow prosthetic in
a Stanford University course on medical
device design. Narayan holds a Master's
degree in Management Science &
Engineering from Stanford University
with a concentration in Entrepreneurial
Design. NICOLE RAPPIN is the operations manager at D-Rev, focusing on
organizational efficiency, and an Impact
Associate for the ReMotion Knee. Nicole
holds a dual-degree from Carnegie
Mellon University in Cross Cultural Communication and Music History & Culture.
Cost wasn’t the only problem. Amin traveled
15 hours to reach the clinic and the prosthetist
To refine the design of a stable and affordable prosthetic
spent only 15 minutes fitting him—not nearly
enough time. A proper prosthetic fitting
usually takes anywhere from a few days to
a few weeks with a custom cast and socket
made during a multistage process. Additionally,
a patient should ideally receive receive at least
knee for amputees living in low-income areas, the
authors created a survey that was suitable for everyone
in the value chain.
After losing his leg in a traffic
accident, Amin was initially fit
with a locally-made prosthetic.
The prosthetic was so ill-fitting
he stopped using it altogether.
Two years later, Amin was
fit with the v1 Jaipur Knee,
providing him with a better-fitting, more reliable prosthetic
and improved mobility.