Prosthetic Interfaces for Improved Outcomes and Efficiency
Southern California-based biodesigns, inc., the leader in non-surgical human interface development and attachment technology, is pleased to announce the patented and patents-pending HiFi Rapid Technology Deployment (RTD) Digital Program for the creation of biomechanically-superior prosthetic interfaces. The RTD Digital Program utilizes the highly successful patented and patents-pending HiFi Interface™ technology while leveraging innovations in scanning and 3D printing, for improved patient outcomes and operational efficiencies. The RTD Program is being introduced initially to a limited number of existing HiFi Trained and Licensed Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) Facilities throughout the country, with plans for a full global roll-out in 2022.
“There are several scanning/3D fabrication programs currently available to prosthetists, but their entire focus lies in simplifying the process and achieving faster turnaround,” stated Randall Alley, CEO and Head of User Interface Technology at biodesigns, inc. “And while much improvement has been made in the speed and ease of the fitting process with advanced fabrication technology, this does not compensate for poor interface biomechanics. So you end up receiving primitive socket designs, but they’re delivered quickly and efficiently, not an ideal scenario. The primary focus should always be superlative interface performance and superior patient outcomes, bolstered by a simple and efficient process of shape capture, rapid revision and turnaround.”
The RTD Program is the latest product offering from biodesigns and allows for a more simplified HiFi program with consistent results, regardless of the skill or experience of the prosthetist, and at a much lower entry price.
“We wanted to introduce the RTD program into the field for the last several years, but the 3D printing technology was not where we needed it to be. Now with the introduction of our patented handheld HiFi Freestyle™ dynamic compression equipment, advanced CAD/CAM software for modifications, and our Filament Innovations Icarus printer for transparent and extremely strong HiFi diagnostic interfaces in record time, we have a unique fabrication program that exceeds all others. It’s as easy as compress, scan and send, and we will do the rest.”
Trained prosthetists will have the option of using a HiFi Authorized C-Fab Center or using their own in-house fabrication for definitive interfaces. The RTD Program has several options based on the size, capabilities, and license purchased by the O&P facility.
Critical to the new RTD Program is HiFi’s patent protection. biodesigns’ robust patent portfolio includes Method of Manufacturing Prosthetic Socket Interfaces (US10,878,137), Methods for Bone Stabilization, (US10,702,404, US10,123,888), Methods for Use of Compression Stabilized Prosthetic Socket Interface, (US8,323,353), Method, System, and Tools for Affixing Compression Stabilized Prosthetic Socket Interface, (US8,656,918), Adaptable Socket System, Method and Kit (US9,283,093, US10,369,027, EP2914221B1, and CA2,889,918), System and Method for Engaging Target with Artificial Limb Equipment (CN106913407B), and Adjustable Pod System, Method and External Member (CN104884005B).
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Southern California-based biodesigns, inc. is a technology-driven facility specializing in the most advanced patient care, research and product development in non-surgical Human Device Interfaces. In prosthetics, it is reestablishing a connection that has been lost; with the military, it is enhancing mission-critical performance and reducing injury; and in consumer wearables it is improving the way individuals interact with tech, tools, and gear. biodesigns’ mission is to create the universal interface standard for Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P), Exoskeletons, Orthopedics, and consumer wearables and deploy it worldwide. biodesigns’ intellectual property portfolio is managed by Fish IP Law LLP, a premier intellectual property law firm.