New Prosthetic Devices
The science of prosthetics is thriving. Working closely with our technology partners, Progressive O&P is helping to lead the way, often being the first to beta-test, trial and implement the latest advancements for leading manufacturers. The entire Progressive O&P team believes that staying at the forefront of technology is a key component of overall patient care.
Bioengineered limbs, powered by sophisticated microprocessors, and lighter, more durable materials, such as graphite, have energized the prosthetic possibilities. Of course, there are many more issues that factor into the overall equation. Cost is one. Individual preference is another. And then there is age and lifestyle. Children, for instance, are constantly growing. Seniors have their own unique needs that require a thorough understanding of their individual situations. Younger patients crave style, strength and flexibility.
Ottobock Challenger Foot
Ideal for Diverse Range of activities from Walking to Recreational Sports
The Challenger is a multi-purpose foot developed for the varying demands from everyday walking to recreational sports.
The Challenger fits with most lower profile shoes and comes with exchangeable heel wedges to support a large variety of sports and other individual needs. Excellent choice for active individuals with below or above knee fittings. Benefits include:
- Perfect for walking or recreational sports
- Shock absorption
- Energy return
Ottobock Triton Smart Ankle
The Triton Smart Ankle features an adjustable heel hight of up to two inches, a 34º range of motion and longer battery life as compared to other microprocessor-controlled ankles. The ankle also includes a “Relief Function,” which allows the foot to lay flat while sitting or standing on slopes. Ottobock has also developed an app which can sync to the ankle and provided real-time feedback to allow for on the spot adjustments by the user or a prosthetist.
Find out if the Ottobock Triton Smart Ankle is the right fit for you! To learn more call our office at 516.338.8585 to speak with a prosthetist.
Ottobock Kenevo Prosthetic Knee
A new option for increased confidence.
The Kenevo prosthetic knee, has a built-in microprocessor. Microprocessor-controlled knees have been shown to reduce the risk of uncontrolled falls by up to 80% in moderately active persons, as well as improve the indicators of fall risk, such as fear of falling.
Kenevo is fine tuned to support the way people walk with walkers, crutches and canes, so it will support you every step of the way – no matter how you get there! If you sometimes use a wheelchair, Kenevo won’t get in your way. Kenevo’s wheelchair function enables you to keep adequate clearance between the prosthesis and the ground, so you can maneuver easily. Benefits include:
- Stand and walk securely
- Change positions with ease
- Move with confidence
- Balance recovery
- Works well with walking aids
- Adapts to your changing needs
Ottobock C-Leg 4
We are proud to be among the first in the country to offer the Ottobock C-Leg 4 Microprocessor Knee. Ottobock’s C-Leg was the first microprocessor knee to market 18 years ago. Today the C-Leg 4 features the latest technology making it the right fit for more people.
The C-Leg 4 can help you tackle stairs with confidence, navigate changing surfaces and protect against the occasional exposure to fresh water. The C-Leg 4 adjusts in real-time to every action and can recover balance faster with enhanced stumble recovery. Overall the C-Leg 4 is, smoother, more stable, and, with a shorter build height, it is a better fit for more people.
Find out if the Ottobock C-Leg 4 is the right fit for you! Learn more, call our office at 516.338.8585 to set up a trial.
Otto Bock’s microprocessor-controlled X3 Prosthetic Knee System
Dan recently became one of the first amputees in the United States to be fitted with Otto Bock’s new X3 microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee and shin system. The X3 has all of the advantages of its predecessors, the military-spec X2 and the civilian Genium knees, but it takes prosthetic technology to new heights
Among its improvements over the X2 and Genium is that the knee is WATERPROOF. That’s right… a prosthetic knee that walks as well in the sand and water as it does on land! The X3 represents a breakthrough for active above-knee amputees.
The I-Limb Ultra is a lightweight, electronic prosthetics hand providing full independent finger movement and articulation. Each finger on of The I-Limb Ultra is individually powered; the device includes proportional control allowing patients to increase finger movement speed by varying the input signal and pulsing to improve grip. The I-Limb ultra can be controlled through muscular contraction or via an iPhone app. I-Limb’s biosim software provides for extensive customization to provide the most natural artificial hand movement available today.
The iWalk BIOM is an active, bionic, powered ankle-foot prosthesis that provides a quantum leap forward in mobility assistance for lower-extremity amputees. Developed from technology invented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the iWalk BIOM propels patients forward using springs that closely simulate the action of muscular tendons. The battery-powered robotics in the iWalk BiOM emulate leg muscle movement and can adapt to terrain changes. The device provides a “push-off” that propels the patient forward, which assists maintenance of a natural gait. Unlike passive prosthetic devices — which must be powered by the patient — the iWalk BIOM injects power into the gait cycle. The result is a walking experience with reduced fatigue, improved balance, and a much more natural feel. Benefits include an increase in walking speed, normalization of metabolic energy required in walking, reduction in stress on joints, and increase in comfort. iWalk was founded in 2006 by Dr. Hugo Herr, director, the Biomechatronics Group at the MIT Media Lab.
Ossur Proprio Foot
The Ossus Proprio Foot is a powered, adaptive prosthetics foot providing powered ankle motion, intelligent terrain adaptation, and natural function. Equipped with sensor technology that can recognize very subtle changes in movement, the Proprio Foot instantly responds to variations in ground surfaces using a precision motor that produces movements formerly performed by muscles. The Proprio Foot uses a patented Artificial Intelligence system called Terrain Logic to learn and adapt to the patient’s strides in order to produce the smoothest natural motion possible.
5280 Prosthetics SmartPuck Decompression Socket
The SmartPuck™ system is the industries first intelligent prosthetic limb socket system with Limb Decompression Technology. The SmartPuck can consistently reduce the air pressure on your limb. By reducing the air pressure on your limb vital fluids such as blood, lymph and nutrients to flow into the residual limb allowing for a significant improvement in the tissue health and circulation. SmartPuck is completely controlled from a smart device, allowing the user to have full control over socket fit.
Ottobock C-Leg Knee Prosthesis
The Ottobock C-Leg is a microprocessor-controlled knee prosthesis. Introduced to the world in 1997, the C-Leg was the first prosthesis system to intelligently control and adapt to an individual’s gait. The C-Leg uses hydraulic cylinders to control knee flexing. Sensors send information to the micro-processor controlling how much resistance should be provided by the cylinders. The microprocessor receives information from the sensors 50 times a second, effectively adjusting itself in real-time. The microprocessor can also secure the stance phase. The result is a system that recognizes which phase of gate the user is in and reacts accordingly. This keeps the knee of the user stable when weight is put upon it but allows free-swinging as the user steps through. C-Leg technology offers the advantages of permanent stance phase control, the ability to weight the prosthesis during flexion, dynamic alignment, less energy expenditure while walking, and relief for the sound side and the rest of the body.
Ottobock DynamicArm Elbow
The DynamicArm Elbow prosthesis gives you the power and speed to get things done. It incorporates a powerful electric motor in combination with the Vario Drive clutch to help you both flex and extend your elbow—while holding up to 11 lbs. Paired with the SensorHand Speed—the fastest, most powerful prosthetic hand available –the system is able to handle it all. Its Automatic Forearm Balance system spares energy and makes it look and feel even more natural. Talk to your prosthetist about whether the DynamicArm above-elbow prosthetic system is the right solution for you.
Ottobock Genium Prosthetic Knee System
Earlier this year, Dan became one of the first civilian amputees in the United States to be fitted with the Genium™ microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee system. The Genium™ was developed by Otto Bock Health Care alongside its cousin, the military-spec X-2™ knee. Years of experience with the C-Leg™ and tens of thousands of amputee users’ feedback enabled Otto Bock to make major improvements to their microprocessor-controlled knee technology. The X-2™ knee is fitted to military servicemen who have lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan. The civilian version of the X-2™ is the Genium™ microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee system, and it is available today for fitting. In the few short months that the Genium™ has been available to the public, it is already changing amputees’ lives and improving patients’ freedom, independence, and comfort.
Ottobock 3S80 Sport Running Prosthesis
The Ottobock S380 sport prosthesis was developed specifically for athletes and is designed to allow above-knee amputees to enjoy running activities. The system consists of the Ottobock S380 Sports Knee Joint, the 1E90 Sprinter Carbon Foot, and the 3R204 Sport Foot Adaptor. Each of these components is durable, and optimized for recreational running. The S380 is designed to handle a controlled stand and swing phase, pre-flexion, and support when walking up stairs over obstacles. It includes intelligent static stance, sitting recognition, and additional modes of operation. The foot handles shock absorption, fast plantar flexion, harmonic rollover, fore foot dynamics, effective foot length, torsional compliance, strength, and stability.
Ottobock Michelangelo® Hand
The hand is one of our most important and most complex body parts. A perfect interplay of numerous nerves, tendons, muscles and bones makes it a unique, natural precision instrument. Recreating as many of these numerous functions as possible in a prosthesis is one of the greatest challenges for medical technology. The Michelangelo Hand and the Axon-Bus system are milestones on the path to perfection. With many degrees of freedom, they restore numerous hand functions for the user. The Michelangelo® Hand offers entirely new gripping kinematics and a variety of new functions which support the user in everyday activities. The Michelangelo® Hand features complex gripping kinematics, a natural, anatomical appearance and low weight. It features a main drive responsible for gripping movements, soft fingertips, a separately moving thumb, and a flexible wrist joint. The Michelangelo® Hand constitutes a milestone in prosthetic fittings. Thanks to its special product characteristics, it offers fundamentally new application possibilities for the user, supporting incredible freedom of movement for everyday life.