Time for the harsh truth. This will be a long and challenging journey and you will have many obstacles to overcome, including for many of you, fighting for the right prosthetic solution. One major challenge will be the fitting of your prosthesis. Current socket designs used by most prosthetists have resulted in numerous issues for the wearer including pain, a lack of function, blisters, skin irritations and breakdowns, instability, pistoning, decreased wear times, volume fluctuations, rotational issues, uneven gait, and uncomfortably high trim lines. Beyond that, these socket designs have also shown they degrade sensory information for the user resulting in poor proprioception, as well as a reduction in both walking confidence and speed; all associated with high mental and physical fatigue. Research indicates a lack of physiological feedback to the brain also contributes to the generation of phantom limb pain, one of the major problems amputees face. There is a better way. And it doesn’t involve surgery.
A Higher Standard
Enter the High-Fidelity (HiFi) with patented and patents-pending Osseostabilization™ and Osseosynchronization™ technology. The HiFi delves deeper to capture and control your underlying bone, syncing your interface with skeletal movement. When motion and force are captured closer to the bone, the prosthesis reacts more precisely and the brain reacts more instinctively. The result is dramatically enhanced performance, quicker movements, faster walking speeds, improved gait symmetry, lighter feeling prosthesis, longer wear times, greater energy efficiency, improved security, safety, endurance, comfort and a higher level of confidence for wearers of all activity levels. With the HiFi, wearers also report their prostheses feels more like a part of them, feels connected to them, with many reporting phantom sensations returning to their limbs, allowing them to “feel” the ground. Many report a reduction in mental fatigue as the can finally forget they are wearing their prosthesis. And this is all with the lowest trim lines of all the sockets. This level of acceptance and embodiment of a prosthetic device is possible for you. Don’t let anyone convenience you that band-aids for bucket sockets (including advanced fabrication materials, 3D printing, new suspension techniques/liners, adjustability,vacuum, modularity, etc.) can possibly replace pure and simple INTERFACE BIOMECHANICS. Without a core platform based in science, not art, you will only be able to go so far. Time to step-up to the next generation in interface connectivity. Time to step up to a HiFi.