biodesigns, inc. announced that it has signed three licensees for its High-Fidelity (HiFi) Interface. The new licensees are Next Step Orthotics & Prosthetics, Inc. in Manchester, N.H.; Optimus Prosthetics in Dayton, Ohio; and Sampson’s Prosthetic & Orthotic Laboratory in Schenectady, N.Y.
The patent-pending HiFi Interface is a socket design for upper and lower amputees intended to preserve motion, improve stability, increase comfort and enhance the patient’s range of motion, according to a press release.
The design consists of four struts, which compress and preload tissue. An alternating pattern of open areas allows a significant volume of the limb’s tissue to exit or flow out of the way, enabling the socket to connect closer to the bone. This minimizes the movement of the bone so that the patient has more control, function and comfort.
“We wanted to license our revolutionary socket design to a select group of prosthetic companies throughout the country that shared our same clinical expertise, commitment to patient satisfaction and desire for innovation. Our plan is to continue to add prosthetic facilities into our professional HiFi network,” Randall Alley, BSc, CP, FAAOP, CFT, biodesign’s chief executive officer and chief prosthetist, stated in the release.