The Power Knee is a motor-powered microprocessor knee (MPK). It provides active assistance while walking on level-ground, climbing and descending ramps or stairs and when standing up. Power Knee enables amputees to maintain and regain mobility and participate in the daily activities they enjoy.
Power is fundamental to the biomechanical systems that move us. If you’re living with limb loss or limb difference, that power is a missing ingredient. Restoring it can be transformational.
The Power Knee is the world’s first motor-powered microprocessor knee. Active assistance powers flexion and extension to mimic concentric and eccentric muscle activity. Advanced sensors accurately detect the user’s movements and inform the microprocessor where state-of-the-art algorithms enable the knee to respond to the user’s needs. A powerful motor provides consistent stance phase but also free swing phase. Delivering active extension when standing up, controlled resistance when descending, active flexion and extension during walking and energy returning stance flexion, Power Knee facilitates symmetrical weight distribution and natural gait.