UNYQ (the “Company”), a pioneer in the field of design and 3D printing, announces the launch of its 3D-printed prosthetic leg socket, providing individuals with the perfect product to complement their prosthetic cover.
The UNYQ Socket is one of several additional products to be added to the UNYQ Prosthetic Wear line by the end of 2021. This builds on UNYQ’s development of personalized 3D-printed prosthetic leg covers, which are currently sold in over 50 countries globally.
By focusing on the individual and implementing customized production from day one, the UNYQ Socket offers several unique benefits to both the user and the clinician. Users benefit from an aesthetically appealing, lightweight product, doing away with much of the metal found in a traditional prosthetic leg. The socket contains sensors that records the individuals’ activity, including number of steps and calories burnt. It has been ISO 10328 tested, ensuring the highest standard of quality. Clinicians benefit from improved patient satisfaction, access to data and the ability to easily replicate the product. This is key, as it saves time both for the clinician and the end user. Many amputees have more than one prosthetic leg, so replication of the socket at the press of a button saves multiple visits.
Manuel Boza, Co-Founder and VP of Prosthetics at UNYQ, said:
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the UNYQ Socket today. This is another step forward in being able to provide amputees with a total leg solution. A solution where it’s practically one component, rather than a mish mash of different elements bolted together. We are working hard to further develop our Prosthetics Wear line, as well as the other exciting medical wearables in our pipeline, to continue to support our end users.”
The UNYQ Socket will be unveiled at The British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotists (BAPO) in Harrogate, UK, on Friday 15 March 2019. It will be available for order immediately, with the finished product shipping within three weeks. The Company aims to have multiple clinics on board by the end of the year and anticipates the product to be covered by insurance in most targeted countries.
Following the launch in the UK, UNYQ will be introducing the UNYQ Socket in Germany in March 2019, in the US in July 2019 and in Japan October 2019.