Horton’s Introduces the Smart Knee®
January 01, 2003
Horton Technology Inc. is pleased to introduce an electronic version of the "Stance Control Orthotic Knee"" joint. At the annual AOPA meeting in October, polio survivor Paul Ellis demonstrated how the Smart Knee®, which can be powered for several days by ordinary AA battery cells, enables him to walk up and down ramps safely despite knee paralysis and profound weakness in both legs.
Stance control orthoses prevent the knee from collapsing as the patient walks, automatically releasing to permit unimpeded knee flexing during the swing phase of gait.
Horton's electronic Smart Knee® is currently undergoing final clinical trials in the United States and will be commercially available in early 2003.
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Horton Technology Inc.