Only the latest and greatest in prosthetic technology
A Step Ahead Prosthetics is synonymous with the very latest in prosthetic technology, and we believe that all of our patients should have access to it. Our close relationships with leading manufacturers, including Ottobock, Ossur, Fillauer, Touch Bionics, and BiOM, ensure that we are always on the cutting edge! In addition, A Step Ahead houses its own Research and Development laboratory dedicated to designing and securing production of custom components not available anywhere else.
The result of a collaboration between the US military and Ottobock, the X3 is quite simply the world’s most technologically advanced microprocessor prosthetic leg. You may have a challenging or adventurous lifestyle. Or, you may simply want to keep up with everyday activities (showering, hiking, running to catch a bus) without having to worry if your prosthesis can make it through.
An accelerometer and a gyroscope intuitively know where your leg is in space, using the same technologies from Wii™ gaming systems and smartphones, for a virtually natural gait. That means less worry of a stumble or fall and less concentration needed when you’re on the move. More physical capabilities than any other prosthetic leg including running, walking backwards, crossing obstacles in a more anatomically correct way, and climbing stairs step-over-step without massive compensating movement. Via the remote, the X3 switches into a larger swing angle for running and other sports. Plus, the innovative Walk2Run mode detects start-and-stop running (such as crossing a street or trying to catch a bus) and automatically increases your swing angle. X3 offers improved battery life and an automatic “sleep” mode. That translates into five plus days of use without the need for a recharge, giving you greater independence.
The X3 is also “ruggedized” based on conditions an active duty military member might face. That means it’s up to any challenging terrain you may encounter! The X3 has undergone stringent waterproof testing. Completely submersible, the X3 allows unprecedented contact with water. Perfect for anyone working near water or for activities such as showering, washing your car, or boating. (Just be sure to clean it afterwards.)
Ottobock introduced the world to the very first fully microprocessor-controlled knee in 1997. The C-Leg caused an immediate sensation and has since become the most popular microprocessor prosthetic leg in history — with clinical studies to back it up. Since its introduction, over 40,000 people have taken advantage of the C-Leg’s proven function and stability and helped to make C-Leg technology the standard of care for above knee amput
From the powerful walk-to-run function to Optimized Physiological Gait 2.0 to the Cockpit app, available for both Android and iPhone, the Genium strengthens your options for improved outcomes.
Part of the only family of microprocessor knees, Genium capitalizes on more than 15 years of real-life experience, offering the choice of what knee is exactly right for you and your patient.
The Helix 3D prosthetic hip uses groundbreaking technology to give you a more natural walk. With its three-dimensional pelvic rotation, the Helix mimics the natural movement of the human body, unlike other prosthetic “hinged” hips.
The unique Helix design also helps you start your step more smoothly, improves toe clearance and makes it easier to extend your leg during walking. The results are dramatic. You’ll spend much less energy thinking about your next step, and experience less pain in your back and joints.
More natural walking. Just like the human hip, the Helix produces a three-dimensional hip movement to compensate for pelvic rotation. The hydraulics provide a smooth transition as you flex your hip or extend your leg. The polycentric design also helps you to avoid compensatory movements that can be required when using less sophisticated hip joints. The result is a symmetrical, natural walking pattern for you.
More flexibility. The Helix will flex up to 130º, making everyday activities like putting on shoes or getting into a car easier.
Step easier. You’ll find it noticeably easier to begin your step with the Helix’s integrated springs. The energy stored in the springs is released as you swing your leg forward to complete your step, helping compensate for your missing hip muscles and reducing the amount of energy needed for walking.
Stability tailored to your needs. The Helix offers an individualized stride length setting to give you a smoother, more stable step to better match your sound side as well as reduce the risk of falling.
Multiple programmable grip patterns provide a confident, compliant grasp of objects. The LP (low profile), direct to forearm lamination wrist, provides water resistance and 90° of passive wrist rotation. Compliant wrist flexion with three locking positions is integrated into the system. The TASKA HandGen2 Kit has a 2000 mAh battery, magnetic charge port, wall adapter, car adapter, and on/off switch.
bebionic3 utilises leading-edge technology and unique, ergonomic features that make it unlike any other hand available. These innovations combine to give the hand unrivalled versatility, functionality and performance.
Individual Motors in each finger allow you to move the hand and grip in a natural, coordinated way. The motors are positioned to optimise weight distribution – making the hand feel lighter and more comfortable.
Powerful microprocessors continuously monitor the position of each finger, giving you precise, reliable control over hand movements.
14 Selectable grip patterns and hand positions enable you to perform a huge number of everyday activities with ease.
Proportional Speed Control gives you precision control over delicate tasks, so you can pick up an egg or hold a polystyrene cup as easily as crushing an empty can.
Three Wrist Options including Quick Disconnect, Multi-Flex and Short Wrist
bebalance software and wireless technology located within the bebionic3 myoelectric hand makes it easy to customise the functions to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
Selectable thumb positions and a built-in sensor enable you to complete more tasks than ever before.
Auto grip means no more accidents, as bebionic3 automatically senses when a gripped item is slipping and adjusts the grip to secure it.
Foldaway fingers provide natural looking movement, and flex when you brush past people or bump into objects.
Durable construction and advanced materials makes bebionic3 strong enough to handle up to 45kg – so you can confidently use the hand to carry heavy objects, and push yourself up from a seated position.
Innovative palm design protects bebionic3 from impact damage, and makes the hand quieter than ever.
Soft finger pads and a wide thumb profile maximises the surface area, and enhances grip.
The new Wave Foot from Fillauer is an advanced prosthetic foot system available in two flavors – Wave Comfort and Wave Sport.
The Wave Comfort brings an exceptional level of comfort to the low and moderate activity user. The unique tri-spring design elements work in concert to provide seamless transition and stable progression from heel-strike to toe-off. The coupled springs react in a compliant manner that promotes a supple feel while maintaining the dynamic response expected in carbon composite feet. The novel wave spring and variable durometer heel bumpers enhance stability at heel strike through shock absorption and plantar-flexion as the wave spring flexes and extends. The smooth action of the heel rocker combined with the stable dynamics of the forefoot insure a “Wave of Comfort” from heel to toe.
From extreme sports to light jogging, the Wave Sport has the performance active amputees desire. The Wave foot design uses an innovative wave spring between the pylon and heel plate to provide shock absorption and stability. The full heel plate allows it to be used in a foot shell and worn with standard athletic shoes. This makes the Wave Sport a more versatile, high performance alternative to single bladed running feet.
Fillauer AllPro delivers the performance you expect with even smoother rollover and forgiveness on rough terrain or around town. The waterproof XTS unit provides adjustable torsion and vertical shock reduction without sacrificing build height. This field-serviceable unit is built with an active lifestyle in mind.
Versatile foot function adapts to all activities
Industry-leading flexibility provides excellent plantar and dorsiflexion
Split-Toe, carbon composite design for multiaxial movement and dynamic response
Waterproof (IP67) XTS unit provides vertical shock and axial rotation for increased socket comfort
Carbon composite design for dynamic response
Adjustable heel stiffness with replaceable bumper
The Obsidian Running Blades are available for kids and adults in a posterior mount option. The adult direct mount option offers a pyramid slide for various alignment locations and easy adjustments.
Features and Benefits:
- The Obsidian has an exclusive split-toe design for improved multi-axial function and cornering performance
- The running blades offer a tire-grade tread that can grip surfaces from the track to the trail
- The unique STF carbon enhances durability, which allows athletes to push their limits with a blade that can keep up
- Obsidian offers outstanding energy return through the curved shape and dynamic, waterproof carbon composite material
A high-performance prosthetic foot purpose-built for downhill skiing that eliminates the need for traditional ski boots by directly connecting the Alpine Foot to the ski binding. Experience the cutting-edge benefits that get you out on the hill faster, allowing maximum control for a smooth run.
Featuring a pivot mechanism, the Pro-Flex Pivot is an innovative multi-blade prosthetic foot. With an excellent range of ankle motion and powered push-off without a motor, it is easy to walk and move. You’ll find it smooth, comfortable, and adaptable to your daily life.
Rheo Knee is an advanced microprocessor knee (MPK) that continuously adapts to an amputee’s walking style and environment.