What looks like a toy, works like a charm, and corrects clubfoot in children … all for $20? This new invention by Stanford students is a game changer for the 1 in a thousand children born worldwide with clubfoot each year. These kids currently wear heavy ill-fitting braces with attached boots that are difficult if not impossible to walk in – that is, IF their parents can afford the $300-$700 price.
These new braces are lightweight, designed to look and feel like a child’s toy, children can stand and walk in them, and they cost $20. Instead of boots attached permanently to a metal brace, this new technology features shoes that can be removed and worn separately, so it’s easier for parents to fit them on wiggly toddlers.
Learn more about this new clubfoot brace and see a video of happy kids using the technology here.