August 3, 2006 (Aliso Viejo, CA) -- Ossur North America, a trusted and global developer of more scientifically advanced prosthetic innovations than any other company in the field, is pleased to introduce the PROPRIO FOOT
While the foot will commence a controlled launch in September, the Department of Defense and the VA are both actively using the foot to benefit servicemen returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, as well as veterans of past wars.
Like Ossur's POWER KNEE
Canadian company Dynastream's expertise in real-time motion analysis enables the PROPRIO FOOT to detect and adapt to changes making for easier locomotion and an improved quality of life for the user. "Dynastream's real-time detection algorithms, high accuracy, and overall reliability are particularly critical for this innovative prosthetic application, and further solidifies our position as a provider of platform technology for all markets and applications wanting to digitize motion," said Kip Fyfe, Dynastream's president and CEO. A motor and battery generate appropriate prosthetic function to the PROPRIO FOOT, providing the precise amount of power necessary. This addition of power motion represents a significant step in human energy conservation, and the ability to deliver the required response.
PROPRIO FOOT Stands and Delivers for Amputees This merging of new technologies and artificial intelligence makes it possible for the PROPRIO FOOT to offer unmatched benefits for amputees:
After the limited launch of the PROPRIO FOOT and the nationwide debut of the POWER KNEE on September 27, 2006 at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association's (AOPA) annual National Assembly in Hollywood, Florida, the world of prosthetics will have entered a new era: the age of advanced bionic technology.
To purchase a PROPRIO FOOT, prosthetists and amputees will receive training from Ossur's Proprio Foot specialists to guarantee a successful outcome for each user. For more information about the PROPRIO FOOT, or any products under the Bionic Technology by Ossur umbrella, please visit www.ossur.com/bionics or call one of Ossur's knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives at (800) 233-6263.
Ossur (Icelandic Stock Exchange: OSSR) is as much about helping people to live a life without limitations as it is about its orthopaedic products. A trusted and global leader in the development, manufacturing, distribution, sales and marketing of bracing and support products and prosthetics, Ossur pioneers award-winning designs – including its bionic technologies – and partners with the health practitioners who use them to deliver successful clinical and business outcomes. Headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, the company has operations and a distribution network throughout the world. The company allocates an industry record of 6-8 percent of its revenue on research and development to conceive and harness the most advanced technologies for incorporation in its product designs, and provides extensive education programs through the Ossur Academy. Ossur is a 2006 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer. Website: www.ossur.com
Dynastream Innovations is a privately owned company with world-leading expertise in the research and development of wireless and inertial technology for consumer, commercial, medical and industrial markets. Dynastream is headquartered in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Website: www.dynastream.com
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