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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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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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Bionic Hand Price List

This price list is intended to give potential bionic users a general idea of the price for each bionic arm / hand currently on the market.

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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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Current Partial Hand Prosthesis Options

Want a quick list of the current partial hand prosthesis options? For your convenience, this page shows you each of the options that we’ve reviewed, along with links to the full review.

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Mechanical Partial Hand Prostheses

Partial hand amputations account for nearly 2/3 of all upper limb amputations. Bionic partial hand prostheses are ideal for these situations, but they’re also very expensive. Hi-tech body-powered and ratcheting mechanical prostheses, by comparison, are much more affordable.

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Vincent Partial 3 Hand

Based on the limited information we have, the Vincent Partial 3 seems to be a highly advanced bionic partial hand. It apparently includes an option for pressure sensors, which makes it unique among bionic partial hands.

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Ossur i-Digits

Nearly 2/3 of upper limb amputations involve finger or partial hand loss. Ossur’s i-Digits line of products provides one of the few bionic options to meet this need. Based on i-Limb technology, i-Digits offers myoelectric control over anywhere from 1…

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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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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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Freedom Innovations Kinnex Microprocessor Ankle/Foot

Freedom Innovation’s Kinnex is one of the most advanced microprocessor ankle/foot devices on the market. With a 30-degree range of motion, 3 sensors, and a sophisticated microprocessor, Kinnex automatically adjusts to changing terrain on each step.

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