Ossur's POWER KNEE widely available in September

Ossur North America, a trusted and global developer of more scientifically advanced prosthetic innovations than any other company in the field, is pleased to introduce its POWER KNEE . Although not officially launching until September, the first six POWER KNEEs have already been sold in the U.S., including to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Brooke Army Medical Center and the Veterans Administration to benefit soldier amputees returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts as well as veterans of past conflicts.

The POWER KNEE is the worlds first and only motor-powered, artificially intelligent prosthesis for above-knee amputees that restores lost muscle function and enables amputees to perform normal daily functions never before possible. Because the prosthesis can actually sense the movement of the sound leg, it is able to mimick its movements. What this means to amputees is that the knee can power them through activities not doable with current prosthetic technology, including:

  • climbing stairs foot over foot, actively lifting them up the next step
  • naturally walking up and down uneven inclines
  • moving through soft surfaces such as sand and dirt without hesitation

The POWER KNEE also boasts other significant advancements. It energizes and smoothes the progress of level ground walking. Users report that the knee walks for them and reduces the effort required to cover longer distances: They can walk faster without increased fatigue. For those involved in the trials, this was the knees biggest advantage: they used terms like natural and carefree. It also facilitates the deceptively complex actions of effortlessly sitting down and standing up from a chair.

The POWER KNEE, which comes under Bionic Technology by Ossur, the companys brand for pioneering category of prosthetic devices, combines the act of sensing, then thinking, then acting to enable amputees to perform these activites in a norma

Contact: Beverly Millson

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