Bionic technology has surely reached the heights if we take the example of the prosthetic knee system that has got its own brains. I am not joking. Ossur Bionics has developed an astounding product, RHEO KNEE that automatically adjusts itself to the person’s walking style and surroundings. The RHEO KNEE, the world’s first microprocessor swing and stance knee system, employ the power of artificial intelligence to adapt to any situation and responds instantly to changes in speed and landscape. The small battery of RHEO KNEE once charged can last upto 48 hours. What I can do now is to eagerly wait for the Ossur Bionics to come up with something more striking in bionic technology.
I do hope that you still memorize the Rheo Knee for amputees developed by Ossur Bionics. Now, Ossur has come up with the world’s first powered prosthesis for above-knee amputees, the POWER KNEE that would surely meet the needs of wounded veterans. The Power Knee exploits the wireless technology to manage the body movement. The victim is at the ease with the POWER KNEE as he is capable to move back and forth, move upstairs, bend and straighten his knee according to the terrestrial conditions. I must call it artificial intelligence. The bionic technology is moving so fast that I won’t be surprised if someone comes up with the concept of growing the fleshy knee again.
For those sufferers who have exhausted all other predictable therapies and are reluctant to total knee replacement, Advanced Bio-Surfaces Inc. have developed the new OrthoGlide™ medial knee implant that lessen the pain of the patients suffering from osteoarthritis. The metallic medial hemiarthroplasty implant makes right the angular deformity in the patients.