The world's first motorized
prosthetic knee is now available in Europe and United States. The California-based
company Ossur, announced that the company's 'Power Knee' which is better at mimicking
the natural walking of the patient with minimum efforts, will now be available
for above-knee amputees.
Amputees using conventional prostheses
have to move them consciously by making direct use of the anatomical structures
in the remaining limb. However, Power Knee is a battery operated device which has
been designed to function as an integrated extension of its user.
Power Knee has sensors and actuators.
Due to these features the Power Knee moves naturally with the user's gait.