the personal bionics company advancing technology to restore natural
movement for lower-limb amputees, today announced the availability of
its BiOM bionic lower limb system for above-knee amputees (BiOM AK). The
new BiOM AK is an ankle system that works with select microprocessor
knees to restore natural motion through personalized bionic technology.
Personal bionic devices are fundamentally redefining the standard of
care for those with limb loss by not merely emulating human function,
but enhancing it.
The BiOM has advanced the craft of prosthetics using the science of
bionics to replicate lost muscles and tendons. The BiOM's unique
technology delivers a powered 'push-off' that propels an amputee forward
and normalizes their gait. This personal bionic system is the world's
first proven bionic intervention that utilizes robotics to restore the
function of the missing anatomy in the calf muscle and Achilles tendon.
"I still can't get over the feel of the lift and the amount of energy
that the device provides me on a regular basis," said Judy Gray, a BiOM
AK user. "I walk more and more each day without pain or any need for
anti-inflammatory or pain relief medication. It has taken over 38 years,
but I finally feel like I have my leg back."
The BiOM AK provides above-knee amputees with the same benefits that
below-knee amputees using the BiOM already enjoy: