Otto Bock launches "first electronically controlled knee joint" in UK
This article was originally published in Clinica
Orthopaedic specialist Otto Bock (Duderstadt, Germany) has launched its E-Mag Active device in the UK. It is the first electronically controlled knee joint system available, the firm claims, and is designed to improve mobility and reliability compared with conventional orthoses (devices to support or correct musculoskeletal abnormalities). The electronic lock can be operated via remote control, whereas traditional systems have to be operated by hand. E-Mag is intended for patients with conditions including poliomyelitis, post-polio syndrome, and post-stroke paralysis, and is suitable for patients with limited ankle function. The device was recently awarded the Limbless Association's Orthotic Product Innovation award for 2009.