Calipers are devices that enable people with motor disabilities — including polio-afflicted patients — to walk and thereby remain mobile. While polio has been eradicated from India and as such there are no new polio cases detected, patients with polio continue to throng BMVSS to get calipers fitted.


Plastic calipers

The plastic calipers distributed by BMVSS are manufactured from polypropylene sheets in standard sizes. Three types of calipers are assembled using pre-fabricated components:

Ankle-Foot  Orthosis.

Knee-Ankle-Foot  Orthosis.

Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot  Orthosis.

In cases where custom-made calipers have to be made because of complications, they are fabricated accordingly. This process takes a little more time.