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World's First Motorized Prosthetic Knee Now Available Commercially

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 2, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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 World's First Motorized Prosthetic Knee Now Available Commercially

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.

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Power Knee has sensors and actuators. Due to these features the Power Knee moves naturally with the user's gait.


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