At Prosthetics in Motion, we aim to provide patients with the best prosthetic care available by using the latest technology, procedures and breakthroughs. Our belief is that compassion and understanding must be coupled with technology to assure each patient receives the best, most individually appropriate prosthesis.
The OTTO BOCK X3 WATERPROOF PROSTHETIC is Now Available at Prosthetics in Motion!
Prosthetics in Motion is proud to offer the new X3 waterproof prosthetic knee from Otto Bock. The result of a collaboration between the US military and Ottobock, the goal was to develop a more durable and intuitive prosthetic leg to help injured service members with above knee amputations return to normal activities of daily living as well as active duty if they choose. The X3 is waterproof! It has undergone stringent waterproof testing. Completely submersible, the X3 allows unprecedented contact with water including showering, swimming, boating, fishing and more. Ideal for patients working in or near water! Run, walk, run Via the remote, the X3 can switch into a larger swing phase angle suited for running and other sports. In addition, the innovative Walk2Run mode is ideal for running short distances and start-and-stop running such as across a street, down the hall or to catch a bus. In that mode, the X3 detects a walk-to-run transition and the swing angle automatically increases, with no preflexion.
Robust and ready The X3 is “ruggedized” based on conditions an active duty military member might face and is up to the challenge of adverse and rough terrain. The most natural gait possible with an accelerometer and a gyroscope that is able to intuitively tell where a user’s leg is in space. These are the same technologies used in Wii™ gaming systems and smartphones and cameras and allows for a virtually natural gait. That means less worry of a stumble or fall and less concentration needed when on the move. Real-world mobility more physical capabilities for the real world than any other prosthetic leg including running, walking backwards, crossing obstacles in a more anatomically correct way, and climbing stairs step-over-step without massive compensating movements – an action that previously appeared impossible for those with above knee limb loss.
Keep going for longer X3 offers improved battery life and an automatic "sleep" mode. That translates into five plus days of use without the need for a recharge and results in greater independence. 5 activity modes, plus a “silencer” Programmed using a laptop and Bluetooth technology, five activity modes can be set for biking, golfing, driving, etc., and are activated using a key fob-sized remote. A mute mode is also available that silences all vibration and beep signals of the leg when needed for activities such as meetings, movies, hunting and more.
Take a look at Lt. Col. (Ret.) Andrew Lourake demonstrating an X3:
THE GENIUM BIONIC PROSTHETIC KNEE SYSTEM
This state-of-the-art microprocessor-controlled knee joint utilizes a complex sensory system and sophisticated rule sets to mimic natural gait more closely than any other prosthetic knee. With multiple environmental inputs (including a gyroscope and an accelerometer), the Genium delivers unmatched functionality, including special features to help step over obstacles and ascend stairs.
The Genium builds on the knowledge gained from our experience with tens of thousands of C-Leg® wearers and decades of development. The unique Genium technology is not a next-generation C-Leg, but is a sophisticated new technology platform built to gather exponentially greater microprocessor inputs that result in very precise responses.
For the wearer, motion becomes intuitive. Barriers and obstacles become an unconscious part of life instead of an interruption. Whether making a fast turn-and-grab to catch up with a runaway toddler, changing speed dramatically or backing up to navigate a crowd, or simply stepping over an obstacle instead of going around, the Genium makes it all easier without risking stability. Ascend stairs step over step Stair ascension is possible due to additional sensory inputs, which allow the user to climb stairs step over step with more natural movements. Cross obstacles more smoothly Now everyday obstacles like curbs can be stepped right over—supported by a stable, flexed knee at landing— instead of having to swing the prosthetic leg around. Walk backwards, forwards—any direction Genium detects movement in any direction and releases stance independent of body weight, making walking in any direction much more secure. Stand more easily With its new Intuitive Stance Function, the Genium can tell when the user is standing and automatically resists further flexion. This allows for a natural distribution of body weight while standing, even on inclines and uneven surfaces. Sit more naturally If the user sits for more than 2 seconds (with the thigh parallel to the ground and minimal weight on the leg) the Genium reduces resistance to take a more natural position—and switches to an energy-saving mode!
Genium offers more freedom….and more possibilities: •Splash-water resistant. No need to worry about a spray or two.1 •Battery life of 5 days. More freedom, more peace of mind. •5 additional modes. More choices of activities for the user. •Remote control. Easy and convenient. Includes battery level monitor and step counter. •Inductive charging. Makes charging a snap – and no open charging ports. •Built-in protector. A tough cap at the knee avoids slipping and adds protection. •Knee angle up to 135 degrees. Easier to crouch down or kneel. •High weight limit of up to 330 lbs (150 kg). Now larger users and those who often carry or lift heavy loads can also benefit. •A more compact size. Shorter users and those with longer residual limbs are able to take advantage of this technology. •Computer Assisted Alignment (CAA). CAA helps the prosthetist more quickly align the prosthesis by calculating and visualizing the forces acting on the system and making adjustment and component recommendations. A groundbreaking innovation for fitting success.
THE MICHELANGELO® HAND
Few parts of the human body are as important and complex as the hand. Only the perfect interplay of nerves, tendons, a total of 27 bones, 39 muscles and 36 joints allows people to handle their everyday tasks. The Michelangelo® Hand is the most technologically advanced and functional prosthetic hand available. And as the heart of the new Axon-Bus® prosthetic system, it offers unrivalled benefits and new freedom of movement for the user. This is our vision of innovation—technology for the benefit of people.
The Michelangelo® hand has a thumb that can be separately positioned using muscle signals—offering more hand positions than any other prosthetic hand available. It gives users ease and confidence never before seen in upper limb prosthetics. In order to achieve its incredibly natural movement patterns, the hand is equipped with two drive units. The main drive is responsible for gripping movements and force, while the thumb drive allows the thumb to be moved in an additional axis of movement—including an open palm and lateral pinch. The thumb, index and middle finger are actively driven, while the ring and little fingers passively—and naturally—follow the other fingers. The Michelangelo® Hand helps users more easily integrate everyday movements such as cooking, driving—even playing cards—into their everyday life.
3S80 SPORTS KNEE JOINT
Ottobock Healthcare, the Official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Service Provider for the 2012 Paralympic Games, has today launched a running prosthesis that has been specifically developed for recreational athletes. The sport prosthesis uses the latest technology in rotation hydraulics to provide momentum and stability across a wide range of terrains. From the treadmill to forest trails, the prosthesis allows above-knee amputees to enjoy running and lead healthy, more active lifestyles.
The 3S80 Sport is the first sport knee joint from Ottobock that was developed especially for ambitious recreational athletes. In combination with the 1E90 Sprinter carbon spring, this sport prosthesis is a coherent system that makes it possible to run on various surfaces and to do different kinds of sport. The 3S80 knee joint is designed to withstand the high pressure imposed whilst running. Rotation hydraulics have been optimised for running sports; the joint dampens the extension and flexion movements in the swing phase in such a way that a dynamic movement pattern is enabled even at higher stride rates while running. The manually operated lock on the new knee joint facilitates a secure stance that can be of use during warm-ups and stretching.
The C-Leg microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee started a revolution for above‑knee amputees. Since it was introduced in the U.S. in 1999, more than 40,000 people worldwide have taken advantage of the unparalleled stability offered by the C-Leg. The most clinically evaluated microprocessor knee in history, C-Leg is backed by evidence demonstrating increased efficacy in safety, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness when compared to other prosthetic knees – making this technology the Standard of Care. C-Leg’s superb stumble recovery and smooth swing activation provides a confident, natural gait. Users can speed up, slow down, take on hills and go down stairs step‑over‑step—all with a secure, comfortable stride.
New updates for 2011! The latest generation of C-Leg adds: •Improved swing phase control. Users experience easier initiation at swing, with a smoother, more natural movement. •Higher weight limit: 300 lbs.1 Benefiting even more users, including those who weigh more or who routinely carry or lift heavy loads. Genium™ and C-Leg are rated for the highest weight limits in the category. •Improved stumble recovery. Increased resistance in case of a trip or stumble. •A third mode. Another choice, personalized for the user. •Adjustable safety mode. The default setting can be adjusted, personalized to the user’s preference. •Improved protection. New silicone caps covering the charging and adjustment jacks are now attached to the knee, securing the caps and improving protection from foreign matter and moisture.
OTTO BOCK'S HARMONY® VACUUM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
The Harmony® system effectively reduces the amount of air between the socket and the liner. This is achieved through the use of a pump and an exhaust valve. The system, which is activated at every step when using the mechanical pump or by a sensor with the electronic version, regulates the required negative pressure within a defined range.
A damping and torsion function is also integrated into the mechanical pump. The Harmony® system controls the volume of the residual limb and simultaneously improves blood circulation. High adhesion improves proprioception. The prosthesis wearer feels what is happening under his or her prosthetic foot. This increases safety in everyday life. The Harmony® system is used in conjunction with a polyurethane liner. A standard or custom liner is used depending on the residual limb. The negative pressure system is sealed on the outside by means of a gel-coated sealing sleeve.
The Harmony E2 is the ew electronic pump option for the Harmony System, a proven and established active volume management and suspension system for amputees. The Harmony E2 is designed for intuitive and easy use by the amputee. For xample it is the first removable solution. Due to its connection to the prosthesis by a special 4-hole adapter plate it can easily be removed e.g. to charge it without removing the leg. The adapter plate with its integrated valve keeps the vacuum in the socket.In combination with the other Harmony System components (e.g. an Anatomic 3D PUR Liner, a ProFlex Sleeve and the individually made socket in Harmony technique) the Harmony E2 provides volume management for the residual limb, enhanced suspension and reduced forces in the socket.
*Elevated vacuum ensures excellent fit *Reduces fluctuations in residual limb volume – eliminates need to add spots and socks throughout the day *Improves proprioception for more confident ambulating *Reduces forces in the socket *Suitable for Otto Bock Mobility Grades 2 - 4 *Suitable for weights of 100 lbs - 220 lbs
HELIX3D HIP JOINT SYSTEM
At a Glance Produces a three-dimensional hip movement to compensate for pelvic rotation and promotes a symmetrical and natural gait pattern. Allows for leg length reduction during the swing phase. This helps reduce the risk of falling and increases security. Improves sitting posture and reduces pelvic obliquity to a minimum. The 7E10’s large flexion angle makes it easier to accomplish activities of daily living, such as putting on shoes or getting into a car up to 220 lbs/100 kg weight.
Helix3D Sets a New Fitting Standard
The Helix3D Hip Joint System is suitable for hip disarticulation and hemipelvectomy patients. It offers patients maximum security and function for a wide range of everyday activities. Recommended according to the Otto Bock MOBIS Mobility System for patients with Mobility Grades 2 and 3* (restricted outdoor walkers, unrestricted outdoor walkers). Maximum weight: 220 lbs/100 kg.
It is noticeably easier to initiate swing phase with the hip joint’s integrated expansion springs. Energy stored during the stance phase is used during the swing phase initiation to compensate for the missing hip muscles and to reduce the amount of energy needed for walking. Controls the three-dimensional movement of the hip joint during walking that closely resembles the normal hip movement in the sound leg. Allows for a dampened, controlled heel strike in the stance phase with significantly reduced hyperlordosis as well as a natural hip joint extension. Therefore, the user can accomplish a more controlled, smooth roll-over on the prosthesis under full load. Allows for an individual stride length setting, which controls the pendulum motion in the swing phase.
Helix3D – Systematic Fitting When choosing components for a complete prosthesis, the practitioner must choose a knee joint that provides 1) absolute stability and reliability at heel strike, 2) stance extension damping, and 3) swing flexion damping. Otto Bock requires that the Helix3D Hip Joint may only be combined with the C-Leg® and the prosthetic feet specified for use with the C-Leg® and other components specified in the Instructions for Use. The Helix3D Hip’s functions are specifically adapted to the characteristics of selected Otto Bock components. This gives the user the greatest amount of security and the advantages of each component.
A new generation of elbow joints has arrived with flexion controlled by an electric motor in combination with a unique vario drive. The DynamicArm 12K100 allows for quick, exact positioning of the hand with minimal energy expenditure and incorporates an innovative, high-performance drive with stepless gears that can lift loads up to 6 kg (13 lbs). The elbow also has a static holding capacity of 50 lbs (22 kg), and will slip if the weight limit is exceeded—without damaging the elbow.
Extremely fast signal transmission using the AXON-BUS® system, along with newly developed signal processing allow for more physiological movement. Thanks to Otto Bock’s DMC control concept, strength and speed can be controlled with natural ease. The integrated AFB (Automatic Forearm Balance) stores the energy released when the arm is lowered and helps lift it during flexion, allowing the arm to swing quietly and naturally while walking. Lithium Ion battery delivers reliable, high performance. The 12K100 is compatible with all Otto Bock quick disconnect terminal devices. All Otto Bock quick disconnect terminal devices are compatible with the DynamicArm. We recommend the SensorHand® Speed and Vario Greifer for the greatest user function. The DynamicArm also incorporates Bluetooth technology for programming and training without cords or cables.