Current Options for Bionic Feet

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More than ever before, microprocessor feet/ankles offer amputees extraordinary capabilities, as you can see in our Bionic Feats posts on Conquering Stairs and Challenging Terrain.

Below, you will find brief descriptions and links to more detailed articles on all the microprocessor feet/ankles currently on the market.

Ottobock Meridium Foot

With its 36.5 degrees range of motion, 4-axis kinematics, and automatically adjusted flexion resistance, the Ottobock Meridium Foot is yet another worthwhile option for those looking to upgrade to a microprocessor ankle/foot.

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Ottobock Empower Ankle

Ottobock’s Empower Ankle is a unique microprocessor ankle/foot that provides propulsive power in addition to automatically adjusting foot position and resistance.

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Ossur Proprio Foot/Ankle With Microprocessor

Ossur’s Proprio Foot was originally launched in 2006 and was the first microprocessor foot/ankle system on the market. It has since been updated multiple times and includes many of the advanced features found in other foot/ankle systems.

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Fillauer Raize Foot

Fillauer’s Raize Foot is a lightweight, low-profile microprocessor foot/ankle. Its microprocessor actively manages flexion resistance for a smoother rollover during the Stance Phase of the gait cycle. It also allows users to adjust heel height to accommodate different shoes.

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Blatchford Elan Foot/Ankle With Microprocessor

Blatchford’s Elan Foot is another worthy competitor in the microprocessor foot/ankle market. Its ability to automatically adjust both dorsiflexion and plantarflexion resistance on each step produces a smooth gait on many different types of terrain, including ramps, slopes, and stairs.

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Related Information

For more information on upper limb bionics, see Understanding Bionic Legs & Feet.