July 2015

Ottobock introduces K2 bionic knee

Austin, TX-based Ottobock on June 26 introduced its Kenevo microprocessor knee, designed for K2 (low mobility potential) amputees, who often have reduced muscle strength and coordination, putting them at high risk for falls.

Standard practice has been to fit these less active patients with mechanical knees, but a 2014 literature review conducted by Ottobock researchers and published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development found microprocessor-controlled knees may significantly reduce uncontrolled falls by up to 80% compared with knees without microprocessor technology.

The Kenevo knee provides support for sitting, standing, walking, and stumble recovery, and its microprocessor technology enables real-time gait and movement monitoring, according to an Ottobock release.

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