Smartphone-enabled prosthetics keep amputees out of the office | MassDevice.com On Call

January 4, 2013 by MassDevice staff

A "smart" prosthetic foot and ankle system uses microprocessor technology and a smartphone app that allows the device to adjust to a user's needs by responding to the environment or taking orders directly from the patient.

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Orthocare Innovation's Magellan Microprocessor Foot Ankle System, a "smart" prosthetic that uses microprocessor computer control to automatically adjust for various types of activities and terrain, also features a smartphone app that allows users to adjust features of the prosthetic without needing to visit their doctors' offices.

The app also records activity that can then be shared with a physician or care provider monitoring the device, according to the video.

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