New Technology in Prosthetics
Bionic Technology by Össur
Walking relies on a constant interaction between body and brain. When a lower limb is lost, part of that interaction stops.
Today, Bionic Technology by Össur is redefining the capabilities of modern prostheses, taking a massive step towards restoring that link and replacing lost function in ways that were unimaginable in years gone by.
With The C-Leg® microprocessor-controlled knee you can speed up, slow down, take on hills and go down stairs step-over-step—all with a secure, more natural gait. The revolutionary microprocessor that controls the C-Leg® receives feedback from multiple sensors 50 times a second, allowing the knee to anticipate your next move and make adjustments in real time. This keeps your knee stable when you weight it, free-swinging when you step through, and always ready to support you if you stumble.
The i-LIMB Hand
The worlds first fully articulating and commercially available bionic hand.
The Touch Bionics i-LIMB Hand is a first-to-market prosthetic device with five individually powered digits. This artificial limb looks and acts like a real human hand. The result is a next-generation prosthetic device that is lightweight, robust and highly appealing.
The i-LIMB Hand is controlled by a unique, highly intuitive control system that uses a traditional two-input myoelectric (muscle signal) to open and close the hand’s life-like fingers. Myoelectric controls utilize the electrical signal generated by the muscles in the remaining portion of the patient’s limb. This signal is picked up by electrodes that sit on the surface of the skin. Existing users of basic myoelectric prosthetic hands are able to quickly adapt to the system and can master the device’s new functionality within minutes. For new patients, the i-LIMB Hand offers a prosthetic solution that has never before been available.