Össur launches next-gen Power Knee

[Image from Össur]Össur (NSDQ:OSSR) announced today that it launched its new Power Knee microprocessor prosthetic knee system.

Stockholm, Sweden-based Össur designed the motor-powered “smart” prosthesis with advanced algorithms for detecting human movement patterns, learning and adjusting to the wearer’s speed and cadence in real-time. The platform creates motion through active powered assistance while distinguishing what type of surface, incline or decline the wearer is on, as well as if they are sitting or standing.

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Össur launches next-gen Power Knee

[Image from Össur]

Össur (NSDQ:OSSR) announced today that it launched its new Power Knee microprocessor prosthetic knee system.

Stockholm, Sweden-based Össur designed the motor-powered “smart” prosthesis with advanced algorithms for detecting human movement patterns, learning and adjusting to the wearer’s speed and cadence in real-time. The platform creates motion through active powered assistance while distinguishing what type of surface, incline or decline the wearer is on, as well as if they are sitting or standing.

The platform allows a wearer to perform a more natural “step-over-step” pattern on ascending stairs as well as more controlled resistance when descending stairs or ramps. Its motor-powered energy creates more symmetrical motion and helps users conserve their own energy, too.

Össur said in a news release that Power Knee represents the world’s first…

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Steeper Group acquires College Park Industries’ Espire Elbow

Espire Elbow Pro (Image from Steeper Group)

Steeper Group announced today that it completed the acquisition of College Park Industries’ Espire Elbow prostheses range.

Leeds, England-based Steeper Group completed the transaction after a COVID-19-forced delay. After the FTC approved Össur’s acquisition of College Park Industries, the three parties agreed to the delay, but are now able to complete the transaction.

Espire Elbow is a range of five models designed to reflect the anatomical shape of the elbow, offering intuitive control of the prosthetic elbow joint and giving users an opportunity to complete everyday activities like lifting and carrying.

Steeper Group intends to continue growth in the United Kingdom and U.S. to provide more manufacturing and technical support for the Espire range. The companies are now entering into a six-month transition period in which College Park Indu…

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