The Bionic Leg

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by JPO Blogger

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Featuring the latest advances in bionic technology, the Symbionic Leg 3 is the next generation of prosthetic devices for above-the-knee amputees. The microprocessor knee and powered microprocessor ankle with proactive ankle flexion help users experience greater safety, symmetry and confidence across a wide range of terrains.

There are six key features of the Symbionic Leg 3 that can benefit its users:

Full Length Toe Lever: By providing improved support to the prosthetic device during late stance, this lever ensures that you spend equal time on both your prosthetic foot and natural limb. This helps to improve walking symmetry and reduces the impact to the sound limb.

Split Toe: A split toe feature helps you maintain balance and stability while walking on uneven ground because of the foot’s ability to adjust.

Proportional Response: The layering of carbon fiber ensures that the heel and forefoot are proportion to both your weight and level of impact. This will help you conserve energy by optimizing walking efficiency.

Heel Height Adjustability: This feature allows you to easily change shoes based on the occasion because you can adjust the heel height. This helps to minimize the misalignment of your prosthetic device and can reduce fatigue and discomfort.

Carbon-X Active Heel: The Carbon-X Active Heel reduces impact to joints and residual limbs by storing up energy as you transfer your body weight onto the prosthetic foot. Energy is gradually released from the heel which allows for optimal return for forward progression.

EVO (Energy Vector Optimization): This feature controls how ground reaction force is transferred to the prosthetic. It enables you to develop the most natural gait progression, reducing fatigue and pressure on the sound side and lower back.

If you think that a Symbionic Leg 3 could be the solution for you, talk to the experts at JP&O. Our prosthetists will help fit your device and make sure that it is what you need to reach your goals! Contact us about an appointment today!

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