Bionic Leg / Foot Articles

Nabtesco/Proteor Allux Knee

The latest version of Nabtesco’s Allux Knee (Allux 2) was launched in the U.S. in June 2017. Now distributed by Proteor USA, the Allux has some interesting features, especially its use of a 4-bar linkage system. But can it compete…

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Blatchford Orion Knee

Blatchford’s latest version of the Orion Knee (Orion 3) has closed the technology gap with other leading bionic knees in the same price range. The one remaining question is: do prosthetists trust it as much they do its competitors, especially…

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Freedom Innovations Plie Knee

The Plie Knee has some unique features that draw both supporters and detractors. While it still sells at an attractive price, its recent acquisition by Proteor USA, scheduled to close by the end of 2020, justifies a wait-and-see approach by…

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Ossur Power Knee

Ossur’s Power Knee is the only bionic knee that augments the user’s residual limb with electric power. This significantly reduces the user’s energy expenditure while also assisting in tasks like standing and ascending stairs. It also helps ensure greater ground…

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Master Innovators in Bionic Limbs

The innovators featured in this post are all accomplished scientists, engineers, and/or inventors. They have all made significant contributions to the advancement of bionic limbs. But what makes them truly special is their passion to improve the lives of those…

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Ossur Rheo Knee XC

Ossur’s Rheo Knee XC is the premium version of its sister product, the Rheo Knee. Added features include the ability to transition more quickly from walking to running and from walking to bicycling. Users can also ascend stairs step-over-step and…

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Ossur Rheo Knee

Ossur’s Rheo Knee is the only bionic knee to use a magnetorheological fluid (MRF) to manage its level of resistance. This makes the Rheo Knee more reactive to movements of the residual limb than its hydraulic competitors.

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Ottobock Genium Bionic Knee

The Ottobock Genium offers the latest in bionic knee technology. More advanced than its corporate cousin — the venerable C-Leg — the Genium helps users walk with a more natural gait, improved safety, and reduced energy consumption.

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Ottobock Kenevo Bionic Knee

Ottobock’s Kenevo knee is the first bionic knee designed for users with lower mobility grades, meaning persons who walk at no more than half-speed, have difficulty overcoming obstacles, and are at a higher risk of stumbling or falling.

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Ottobock C-Leg Bionic Knee

Introduced in 1997, with more than 75,000 fittings worldwide, the C-Leg is a proven bionic knee with excellent stability and dependability. At between $40,000 and $50,000 US for a complete solution, it is in the middle tier of pricing for…

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Ottobock Genium X3 Knee

The Genium X3 Knee has been compared to a luxury sports car. Sophisticated sensor and microprocessor technologies make navigating challenging terrains routine. Fully waterproof and highly resistant to dust, dirt, corrosion, etc., it is ideal for outdoor activities. It’s only…

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