The BiOM Powerfoot by iWalk; promising new techology!

SGM Chris Self recently put the new BiOM Powerfoot by iWalk to the test. It’s the world’s first bionic lower leg system to replace the action of the foot, achilles tendon and calf muscle. The BiOM generates power during plantar flexion, propelling the prosthesis forward. This allows the amputee to use less energy when walking. Very exciting and promising technology!

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An interview with Hugh Herr, a double-amputee who designs prosthetic limbs, NPR, 8/10/11

An interesting interview with Hugh Herr, inventor of the PowerFoot BiOM,the first bionic lower leg system that relies on robots to transition users from one step to the next. POA is one of the facilities chosen to fit some of the first BiOM systems. Click here to read the article.

POA’s Jeff Moore demonstrating strength/balance exercise, 8/2011

OA’s Jeff Moore demonstrates one of the many new things he has been doing since he returned home to Oregon with his new leg. Looking good, Jeff!!! 🙂 Click here to view the video .