APTA Indiana Central District Meeting at SRT
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
SRT Prosthetics is proud to host the American Physical Therapy Association, Indiana Chapter Central District meeting on Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at the National Prosthetic Center, 1900 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. This meeting is open to ANY Indiana Physical Therapist!
6:30 – 7:00 pm Hor devors & tours of the National Prosthetic Center, a state of the art, three-level facility focused primarily on optimal care and comfort for amputees.
7:00 – 7:15 pm Introduction – APTA
7:15 – 8:30 pm SRT will give therapists an exclusive look at two amazing prosthetic devices.
The BiOM, the first bionic lower-leg system to replace lost muscle function, will allow amputees to walk with less stress on the rest of their body, powering them from one step to the next, and allowing them to get through their day using less energy. The BiOM is a bionic lower-leg system that simulates the action of the ankle, Achilles tendon and calf muscles by propelling the amputee upwards and forwards during each walking step. Unlike passive carbon fiber feet that only return 50% of the energy of a natural limb, the reflexive action in the BiOM performs net work on every step and returns 100% of the energy while accommodating for real-time terrain changes. With the BiOM, an amputee can easily walk up a flight of stairs step over step, and walk up a curb without hesitation or fear of stumbling
The Endolite élan foot is a revolutionary new prosthetic foot/ankle system with microprocessor controlled speed and terrain response. Sensors continuously monitor environmental feedback and the algorithm changes the foot characteristic to offer the safest, most comfortable and energy efficient response on the flat, descending or ascending ramps and stairs. The hydraulic ankle control ensures silent operation and sinuous movement that biomimetically matches the Activity Level 3 user’s body and walking style.
For more information, please feel free to contact us!