Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI) announced it was one of the first clinics in the United States to fit patients with Otto Bock Healthcare’s Genium Bionic Prosthetic System.
The Genium Bionic Prosthetic System is a prosthetic system that uses multiple environmental inputs including a gyroscope and accelerometer and hundreds of rule sets that allow it to know where it is in the gait cycle. The result of extensive research and development, the Genium is built on an entirely new prosthetic technology platform.
“We are honored and excited to be one of the first clinics chosen by Otto Bock to access and fit this new product,” Kevin Towers, CPO, manager at POSI, stated in a press release. “This opportunity allows our clients to access and benefit from this groundbreaking technology.”
The microprocessor knee unit allows users to make quick complex movements, easily step over obstacles and even ascend stairs.
“The Genium system will make walking and negotiating obstacles very seamless and there is less concentration required by the user because of the knee unit’s intuitive capabilities,” Towers stated. “We will be able to gather data on utilization with our patients and prove that each person’s mobility has improved.”