Technology In-Depth.

Lynx

Linx is the first fully integrated, microprocessor controlled, lower limb system available in the world. Every element is part of a design whole that balances energy, posture and sensation for a truly captivating walking experience. The revolution is the master controller that coordinates the Linx response so the different parts work together in harmony.
  • Increased safetyLinx is safer thanks to the 'situational awareness' sensors, ensuring response and support on any terrain without need for unnatural compensatory adjustments from other joints.
  • Less effort to walkThe Linx assist mode progressively adjusts stiffness and support depending on walking speed. Instantly responsive, and with efficiencies such as a reduction in hip power down slopes, Linx encourages activity.
  • Improved gaitThe system dynamically aligns the joints throughout the gait cycle so that your every movement is assessed and incorporated into a seamless, natural walking style.
  • Reduced compensationPostural compensation is natural, but beyond an optimal level, joint wear and tear becomes a painful problem. Back pain is prevalent among amputees due to over compensation. Linx's self-alignment facility minimizes the movement that aggravates this problem.
  • Reduced strainThe standing and flexion locks allow Linx to remain stable at both ankle and knee joints, whether on flat ground or on an incline. Linx is fully secure; maintaining balanced posture and even weight distribution on limbs and spine.

Pro-Flex

  • New Footblade DesignFull effective toe length and new design contribute to a more fluid and natural progression from heel strike to toe off than a conventional energy storing and return foot.
  • A Shell as Innovative as the Foot it CoversThe Pro-Flex® foot cover features lightweight construction and a grippy sole for barefoot stability on wet, slick surfaces. It is easy to clean, adapts to a range of footwear and has a natural arch and footprint.
  • A Step in the Right DirectionOver a lifetime of steps, the potential health benefits are clear: by decreasing load and improving dynamics, both individual and collective costs may be reduced.
  • 82% increase in ankle range of motion
  • 93% increase in peak ankle power
  • 11% less load on the sound side
  • 15% reduction in knee varus moment
  • IP67 rated for water and dust

C-Leg 4 Microprocessor Knee

When you want dependability you can count on, turn to the C-Leg, with an unmatched, industry-leading track record. The C-Leg prosthetic knee lets your patients live more actively and independently, reclaiming the things that make life fuller and more fulfilling.
  • Groundbreaking technologyEvery iteration of the C-Leg continually improves on the control strategies that enable real time adaptation to the wearer’s gait, changes in surface, or speed, even when traversing unstable ground, stairs, or ramps. Thanks to the speed at which stance phase resistance is adjusted, people who wear the C-Leg experience a reduction in falls and stumbles*, making it easier to navigate crowds and avoid slips on unstable surfaces like sand, grass, or gravel.

More than 40 studies verify the benefits that personal stories illustrate:

-significantly reduced falls
-more active in a broader area
-fewer distractions, since more stability means attention isn’t focused on avoiding obstacles
-enhanced confidence in the prosthesis

Ultimately, these results indicate that improving stability improves health outcomes as well as quality of life.

Kinnex Microprocessor Ankle

Freedom Kinnex integrates the world’s fastest responding microprocessor ankle/foot technology and carbon fiber to provide low – to moderate impact K3 ambulators the stability they expect – instantly. Unmatched ground compliance, improved comfort, and automated heel height adjustments keep users firmly grounded and connected, wet or dry. Designed for low to moderate K3 level ambulators that require unsurpassed ground compliance for everyday activities. With 30 degrees of microprocessor controlled motion, 20° plantar and 10° dorsi, Kinnex allows the prosthetic user to navigate environmental obstacles such as: ramps, slopes, uneven terrain, and stairs with added confidence and stability. This motion also reduces internal socket pressures and improves the comfort when sitting, squatting or standing.

Target Users
• Low to moderate K3 level ambulators that require unsurpassed ground compliance for everyday activities.
• Prosthetic users that require the ankle to independently adjust to changes in terrain and speed.
• Occasional Water Submersion

Stay Grounded
• Microprocessor controlled resistance to optimize stability on varied terrain, and changes in cadence
• With 30 degrees of microprocessor controlled motion, 20° plantar and 10° dorsi, kinnex allows the prosthetic user to navigate environmental obstacles such as: ramps, slopes, uneven terrain, and stairs with added confidence and stability. This motion also reduces internal socket pressures and improves the comfort when sitting, squatting or standing.
• Manual lock: allows for convenient and quick lock out the ankle for driving or certain activities.
• IP67 rating for immersion in fresh water for up to 30 min at a depth of 3 feet.
• Heel height adjustments up to 2 inches.

Feel Connected
• Kinnex GaitLab App for prosthetist use to set up the patient using a smart phone device
• Kinnex Patient App for the user to monitor battery status, make heel adjustments, select shoes and fine tune performance and comfort settings.

Warranty Service:. Kinnex is covered by a 36 month warranty and has no required service intervals. Should service/repair be required, within the warranty scope and period, service is provided at no charge and includes the use of a loaner unit. When Kinnex is out of warranty after 36 months, it can be sent in for a repair estimate. Each ankle is evaluated by our technicians and either full or partial repairs are recommended. Please contact Customer Service or your Regional Sales Manager for pricing.

Rheo Knee XC

Smooth Walking
From easy walking between parallel bars in rehab to smooth walking on real world terrain

Automatic Cycle Recognition
From ROM training on a stationary bike in rehab to cycling for transportation and/or fitness

Obstacle Avoidance
From stepping over manmade objects in rehab to avoiding real world obstacles

Step-Over-Step Stair Ascent
From strengthening affected side hip extensors in rehab to ascending stairs step-over-step

Smooth Transition To Running
From varying speed up to a light jog in rehab to running in a variety of everyday situations

emPOWER Ankle by BionX

The Only Prosthesis with Powered Propulsion has been redesigned.

Power
-Replaces the function & power of lost muscles and tendons.
-Gives net positive energy rather than taking it away – even up ramps, hills & stairs.

Control
-Life-like ankle movement that normalizes your walking gait.
-Significantly reduces joint forces to help alleviate pain and the potential for osteoarthritis.

Stability
-Adjusts ankle power, resistance and flexion in real-time.
-Centers your patient’s balance for confidence across any surface.

Real-time ankle control for improved safety and stability across any surface

The emPOWER Ankle is still the only prosthesis that controls ankle power, resistance and flexion in real-time for stability across any surface. The emPOWER Ankle helps center your patient’s balance for safety across variable terrain – even rain, snow and dirt.

Increased energy and less fatigue to walk farther and faster

The emPOWER Ankle is still the only prosthesis that replaces the function & power of lost muscles & tendons which gives energy instead of taking it away – even up ramps, hills & stairs. With up to 2 times more battery life than BiOM, the emPOWER Ankle provides even more energy to reduce fatigue and get through your day. In clinical studies, patients using the BiOM Ankle increased their walking speed an average of 23% over conventional prosthetics.1, 2

Patients who walk more, have a lower BMI, as well as a lower incidence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and associated co-morbidities which cost payers $176B in the U.S. alone.3,4

Normalized gait reduces joint forces to help alleviate pain and the potential for oesteoarthritis

The emPOWER Ankle is the only prosthesis with life-like movement that normalizes your patient’s walking gait. emPOWER’s enhanced power delivery significantly reduces joint forces to help alleviate pain and the potential for oesteoarthritis.1,5

Meridium

Where conventional mechanical prosthetic feet have always represented a compromise between flexibility and stability, electronically controlled ankle joints have until now enabled primarily slight, gradual adjustments to the user’s current gait behavior. But the new Meridium is completely different, featuring an impressive range of advantages that offer the user a significantly more precise adjustment to the current situation. As a result, the user feels extremely safe and enjoys a more natural pattern of movement. Incorporating intelligent, real-time control, the 4-axis design adjusts itself immediately to the user’s walking speed and ground conditions, whether on slopes, stairs or varying terrain.

X3 Microprocessor Knee

The X3 is the most durable, intuitive and technologically advanced microprocessor knee on the market. Developed in collaboration with the US military, it is the first fully waterproof and corrosion resistant knee available.

Waterproof
The X3 has undergone stringent waterproof testing. Completely submersible, the X3 allows unprecedented contact with water including showering, swimming, boating, fishing and more. Ideal for patients working in or near water!

Run, walk, run 
Via the remote or new Cockpit app for Android, the X3 can switch into a larger swing phase angle suited for running and other sports. In addition, the innovative Walk2Run mode is ideal for running short distances and start-and-stop running such as across a street, down the hall or to catch a bus. In that mode, the X3 detects a walk-to-run transition and the swing angle automatically increases, with no preflexion.

Robust and ready
The rugged design of X3 is based on conditions an active duty service member might face. As a result, X3 can withstand the elements – from rough and tough terrain to diving into water.

The most natural gait possible
The X3 features Inertial Motion Unit control, a patented technology from Ottobock that enables the prosthesis to identify where a user’s leg is in space. This feature, coupled with Optimized Physiological Gait technology, enables the user to walk with the most natural gait possible, step backwards with confidence, tackle stairs, slopes and uneven terrain and worry less about stumbling or falling.

Real-world mobility
More physical capabilities for the real world than any other prosthetic leg including running, walking backwards, crossing obstacles in a more anatomically correct way, and climbing stairs step-over-step without massive compensating movements – ­an action that previously appeared impossible for those with above knee limb loss.

Keep going for longer 
X3 offers improved battery life and an automatic “sleep” mode. That translates into five plus days of use without the need for a recharge and results in greater independence.

5 activity modes
Programmed using a laptop and integrated Bluetooth technology, five activity modes can be set for biking, golfing, driving and more. They are activated using the new Cockpit app for Android or the remote. 

Genium Microprocessor Knee

From the powerful new walk-to-run function to enhanced Optimized Physiological Gait to the new Cockpit app, the Genium strengthens your options for improved outcomes. Part of the only family of microprocessor knees, Genium capitalizes on more than 15 years of real-life experience, offering the choice of what knee is exactly right for you and your patient.

Walk up stairs step-over-step
Integrated sensor technology within Genium lets people walk up stairs step-over-step, setting their own pace.

Cross obstacles more smoothly
Now everyday obstacles can be stepped right over—supported by a stable, flexed knee when your foot strikes the ground. No more awkward swinging your prosthetic leg around the impediments of daily life.

Walk backwards, forwards … and more
Genium detects forward and backward motion and provides support as needed. The user is secure even when stepping backwards or changing direction

Stand more easily
The Genium can tell when the user is standing and automatically resists further flexing. This translates into being more relaxed while standing, saving energy and taking stress away from the sound side – even on inclines and uneven surfaces.

Sit more naturally
If the user sits for more than 2 seconds (with thigh parallel to the ground and minimal weight on the leg) the Genium reduces resistance to take a more natural position—and switches to an energy saving mode.

Water-resistant—and more!
Genium carries an IP rating of 54 which means the electronics are protected from splashing water, dust or dirt.

Control in the palm of the hand
In addition to the remote, the user can now switch between the 5 MyModes by using the new Cockpit app for Android smartphones. The Cockpit app also allows the user to check battery life and view step counts.

Elan Microprocessor Ankle

Elan mimics natural muscle resistance and ankle motion by adapting hydraulic resistance levels to optimise stability when standing, on slopes and uneven terrain. This encourages more symmetrical limb loading, faster walking speed and reduced compensatory movements. The ankle pivot point is optimally positioned close to the natural weight line for a more natural response through the gait cycle. The result is smoother, safer and more natural walking, helping to preserve the body for the long term.

Situational Awareness – a network of sensors detect the user’s activity and environment

Biomimetic Hydraulic Technology – for more natural and fluid ankle motion

Active Resistance Control – microprocessor motor controlled adaptive resistance provides Standing Support, Ramp Brake and Ramp Assist Modes

Split toe – for ground compliance on uneven terrain

E-carbon springs – for efficient energy return

Lightweight, compact design – for improved aesthetics

Simplified Software – fast and easy programming

Battery life indicator – LED indicates remaining power

Even longer battery life – with power saving mode and up to two days usage between charges

Low Power Mode – reverts to low resistance levels in low power situations