ality of life for the user. "Dynastream's real-time detection algorithms, high accuracy, and overall reliability are particularly critical for this innovative prosthetic application, and further solidifies our position as a provider of platform technology for all markets and applications wanting to digitize motion," said Kip Fyfe, Dynastream's president and CEO.
A motor and battery generate appropriate prosthetic function to the PROPRIO FOOT, providing the precise amount of power necessary. This addition of power motion represents a significant step in human energy conservation, and the ability to deliver the required response.
PROPRIO FOOT Stands and Delivers for Amputees
This merging of new technologies and artificial intelligence makes it possible for the PROPRIO FOOT to offer unmatched benefits for amputees:
- The foot can identify slopes and stairs after the first step, and instruct the ankle to flex appropriately. Users place their foot on a step when climbing or descending stairs and it automatically adapts its ankle position to enable the next step.
- This active ankle motion also allows wearers to more easily sit down or rise from a chair: actions once taken for granted only by the able-bodied. Just try standing up from a seated position on one foot to get an idea of the impact of the PROPRIO FOOT.
- The foot's anatomically correct response creates a more symmetrical and balanced gait, reducing the need both to "hip hike" and to load the entire body weight on the sound limb. "This reduces the energy that patients spend in reacting consciously to the environment," said Hilmar B. Janusson, Ph.D., Ossur's vice president of research and development. "And it gives them more confidence and puts less strain on the sound limb and the hips, back and knees."
- Despite its sophisticated technology, the PROPRIO FOOT is user-friendly and is easy to set up and operate. During a simple calibration proce
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