Orthocare Innovations has received a 2013 R&D 100 Award for its Magellan microprocessor foot ankle system.
Magellan brings a novel approach to lower limb prosthetics by mimicking key features of the human ankle that are essential to normal gait. Magellan offers active ankle function using microprocessor computer control combined with advanced, microhydraulic technology. This provides persons who have lost limbs with enhanced efficiency, stability and comfort.
A key innovative feature is Magellan's connectivity, linking the device to its user and the user's health care providers. This functionality, afforded by iPhone and iPad apps and Bluetooth technology, enables patients to make adjustments to the Magellan themselves, such as adaptations to account for changes in footwear. This functionality also extends to health care providers, affording access to patient performance and device diagnostics.
Source: Orthocare Innovations