Over the past couple of years, there have been great advances in the world of orthotics and prosthetics. Here at Allcare Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, our practitioners, attend courses both locally and nationally to stay abreast of these changes. We use the latest and most sophisticated technology available in order to improve the function, safety, and performance of our patients.
The WalkAide System:
The Walk Aide is a state of the art device that uses functional electric stimulation to improve ankle dorsiflexion in patients with foot drop. This device relies on a tilt sensor to know where the lower extremity is during the gait cycle and does not rely on a heel sensor like other devices out there. This lack of a heel sensor gives users increased freedom by giving them the ability to change shoe styles and even walk bare foot.
The Michelangelo Hand by Ottobock:
This new upper limb technology is helping amputees regain function that was never before possible. With the Michelangelo Hand users now have the ability to switch between 7 different grasp patterns to complete all activities of daily living. In addition this hand provides the users with world’s first electronically opposable thumb.
Propio Foot by Ossur:
Propio Foot – Ossur : The Propio Foot is a microprocessor controlled foot and ankle system that help provide individuals with a natural and life like gait. This powered ankle provides increased toe clearance during swing phase helping individuals maintain safety by increasing the ground clearance. This ankle system also helps individuals adapt to varied terrain and reduce forces and pressures on the opposite limb.
Genium Knee by Ottobock:
The newest microprocessor knee from Ottobock is an upgrade over its predecessor the C – Leg. The Genium provides its uses with an effortless and natural gait. Some of the advantages of this technology include the ability to walk up steps in a step over step pattern, walk backwards, cross obstacles more smoothly and is even water resistant.
Rheo Knee 3 by Ossur:
The Rheo Knee helps improve function for its users by continuously adapting to the environment while providing stability and balance. Some of the benefits include effortless swing initiation, advanced actuator and resistance control, improved gait sensors which ensure stability and a timely dynamic response.