veículo de difusão de informações em análise de marcha, reabilitação e biomecânica, captura de movimento para produções industriais
clinical gait analysis, rehabilitation and biomechanics, industrial "motion capture" (MoCap)
"Becker Orthopedic began as the Otto K. Becker Company in Huntington, West Virginia in 1933. Otto Becker was a mechanical engineer educated in Essen, Germany. In Huntington, Otto met William Jahnig, who taught him how to make braces and artificial limbs. In 1933, he decided to open his own patient care facility across town. By 1941, he opened a second office located in Detroit, Michigan. The first Becker Catalog appeared in 1941 and offered what is now known as central fabrication for a wide variety of lower limb and spinal braces. In 1944 Otto sold his Huntington office, moved everything to his Detroit facility, and renamed the business Becker Manufacturing Company. By that time, he had begun to design and produce component parts for sale to other O & P facilities. 1946 saw the final name change to the company: Becker Orthopedic Appliance Company, and it was moved to Birmingham, Michigan."
"The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), founded in 1984, is an independent, not-for-profit agency dedicated to meeting the demands for quality patient care by offering highly valued credentials for professionals and suppliers of comprehensive orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) care and durable medical equipment (DME) services.
- Certification programs for six professional areas: orthotists, prosthetists, pedorthists, orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists. Please note that BOC's Board of Directors approved a plan to sunset the acceptance of new applications for the orthotist, prosthetist, and pedorthist certifications. As of July 31, 2016, BOC no longer accepts new applications for these three programs.
- Facility accreditation for O&P practitioners, as well as suppliers of durable medical equipment (DME), pharmacies and chiropractors offering DME and related supplies, respiratory therapy and related supplies, and other facility/practice specialties."
"Since 1981, Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics has made providing a lifetime of quality service and support to patients our first priority, helping them to grow and develop every step of the way.
Although Horton's originally started as an orthotics-only facility, we eventually added prosthetics to become a full service orthotic and prosthetic facility under the umbrella of Horton's Orthotics & Prosthetics. We now have over 35 employees with 5 full time facilities in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Bryant, Fort Smith, and Searcy."
"The purpose of IOPR is to provide information, links, videos, reviews, free and open discussion to all free of charge. We at IOPR are not looking to profit from our information (or your information) and are simply gathering as much information and resources into one source so it can be easily searched."
"For more than 70 years, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has provided critical contributions to critical challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development, and analysis. Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. We also maintain independent research and development programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies and concepts to address future national priorities.
Revolutionizing Prosthetics is an ambitious multiyear program—funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)—to create a neurally controlled artificial limb that will restore near-natural motor and sensory capability to upper-extremity amputee patients.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is leading an interdisciplinary team consisting of other Johns Hopkins institutions, government agencies, universities, and private firms to implement DARPA's vision of providing the most advanced upper-extremity prosthesis.
We invite you to explore our site and learn more about this challenging endeavor."
"Kinetic Research manufactures carbon fiber orthotic & prosthetic devices in Tampa, Florida. Its products incorporate patented technology and proprietary designs. All Kinetic Research products are made in the USA employing American labor and materials."
"The Merry Walker Corporation is a nationally recognized durable medical equipment corporation. The Merry Walker Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes the finest, black tubular steel, and is rated among end users as the safest durable medical equipment produced in this country. The designs of all the Merry Walker Corporation product line reflect our main focus; that is, on the ambulation needs of the person who requires the service our products provide to them. The Merry Walker Corporation focuses on restoring the person to the highest level of functional mobility that is possible."
"Motion Control, Inc., is one of the most advanced development and manufacturing companies in the prosthetics industry today. Motion Control was originally established in 1974 by Dr. Stephen C. Jacobsen, to commercialize the medical technology developed at the University of Utah's Center for Engineering Design. Current president, Harold H. Sears, Ph.D., is an alumnus of Dr. Jacobsen's group as well.
Since it was made available in 1981, the Utah Artificial Arm has been at the forefront of myoelectric technology for elbow, hand, and wrist. For over three decades Motion Control has developed cutting-edge improvements in electronics, and innovative design for function, natural appearance, and comfort."
"The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) promotes education in the field of orthotics and prosthetics and raises the standards of education in the field. This includes working in cooperation with the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) for the accreditation of orthotist/prosthetist and technician level education within the O&P profession. CAAHEP is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that accredits educational programs in 28 allied health disciplines.
NCOPE's additional responsibilities include the development of standards for, and accreditation of Residency education and pedorthic education for the O&P profession."
"The Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) has collaborative education and research interactions with faculty throughout Northwestern University (including our affiliation with Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation); and with other Feinberg-affiliated institutions. NUPOC integrates Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) education and research within a premier university medical setting.
The NUPOC Mission Statement:
Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC) for Education and Research is dedicated to helping people affirm their lives with hope, independence and enthusiasm by advancing technology and knowledge about prostheses and orthoses.
NUPOC is committed to:
- The education and training of professional prosthetists, orthotists, rehabilitation engineers, and other rehabilitation professionals;
- The design and application of prostheses and orthoses;
- Improving human interactions with prosthetics and orthotics systems.
NUPOC conducts its research and education within a clinically-oriented environment that fosters provision of effective prosthetic and orthotic treatments that enhance the independence and quality of life for individuals who live with a physical disability."
"oandp.com is the leading online information resource for orthotics and prosthetics information. Our vision is to make as much information as possible freely available to both professionals and consumers, toward the goal of improving the quality of care provided by O&P professionals and the quality of life of their patients. We accomplish this through partnerships with leading companies and organizations in the O&P field."
"OrthoLoad is a free public data base. Access the loads acting in human joints!
The loads acting in human joints were measured in the Julius Wolff Institute of the Charité in Berlin directly in patients by using instrumented implants. Measurements during many routine and sportive activities were taken in hip, knee, shoulder and spinal implants. OrthoLoad supplies numerical load data and videos, which contain load-time diagrams and synchronous images of the subject’s activities.
Additional information was captured, such as kinematic data or patient’s morphology. Comprehensive data can currently only be provided for scientific partners in larger cooperative projects. Industrial partners can profit from our experience by a membership in the OrthoLoad Club.
The OrthoLoad team welcomes you and hopes that the provided data will be helpful for scientists, surgeons, physiotherapists, patients and the implant industry."
"Pioneers of advanced technology, our mission is to improve people's mobility.
As a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics, we have nurtured an innovative mind-set, continuously pushing the boundaries to create the best products and services in the fields of Prosthetic, Osteoarthritis and Injury Solutions.
True advocates of "Life Without Limitations", we work with individuals, clinicians and diverse communities around the world to support a better quality of life for millions of people.
Össur offers its customers responsive, comfortable products that improve mobility and the quality of life. Our ability to develop highly innovative products, which deliver great clinical outcomes, is the result of our close attention to the needs of our customers and proactive collaboration with some of the best minds in our field.
Össur's product range spans lower limb Prosthetics, which include Össur's revolutionary Bionic Technology, OA Solutions, Injury Solutions and Compression Therapy."
"At Össur, Life Without Limitations is more than just a slogan; it has been a passion for forty years. A global leader in orthopaedics, the Company employs the smartest minds and the most advanced technologies to help change lives. The end result is award-winning prosthetics, bracing and supports that make a real difference to people's mobility.
This Össur channel contains educational videos aimed at users and other professionals."
"Há mais de 90 anos, o nome Ottobock significa inovações e sucesso empresarial, aliados à responsabilidade de proporcionar às pessoas deficientes um máximo de qualidade de vida por meio da liberdade de movimentos e da independência. Com espírito pioneiro, coragem e determinação, Ottobock fundou a empresa Orthopädische Industrie GmbH em Berlim no ano de 1919 – o ponto de partida para uma história de sucesso sem precedentes.
Em 1919, o técnico ortopédico Otto Bock fundou uma empresa em Berlim com o intuito de fornecer próteses e recursos ortopédicos para mutilados de guerra. Mas a demanda não podia ser atendida com os métodos artesanais tradicionais. Portanto, Otto Bock concretizou a sua ideia de iniciar a produção em série de componentes protéticos combinados, e de fornecê-los diretamente ao técnico ortopédico local. Assim ele estabeleceu a base para a indústria ortopédica."
"Ottobock helps people maintain or regain their freedom of movement. The company is the global market leader in prosthetics, and also covers a broad spectrum with orthoses, rehabilitation devices, manual and power wheelchairs as well as neurostimulation products. Everyday quality of life takes centre stage."
The Prosthesis Evaluation Questionnaire (PEQ) was developed from 1995-1997 to fill the need for a comprehensive self-report instrument for individuals with lower limb loss. (Legro 1998). Psychometric analysis supported the reliability and validity of the PEQ for evaluating the function of the prosthesis and the major health related quality of life domains. The PEQ has been widely used in rehabilitation health service research settings. In recent years, other instruments have been developed that assess prosthetic use, factors facilitating prosthetic use, or the patients’ ability to perform various skills. However, the PEQ remains a unique instrument with comprehensive multidimensional scales for evaluating both prosthesis function and prosthesis related quality of life."
"Bebionic: A new generation of fully articulating myo-electric hands combining innovative technology with a life-like appearance. Complete with a range of naturally compliant grip patterns that provide repeatable accuracy."
"The SteamPunk Bionics Academy was born out of the need for technical personnel trained in the science (and art) of 3D scanning of the human body, design and editing of those same scanned organic models in a true, full-function CAD environment, integrating those organic models into a mechanical framework via a full-function CAD environment, and rapidly producing those biomech devices and components via 3D printing and CNC milling in house, affordably and quickly.
The SteamPunk Bionics Academy mission is to provide quality, affordable and accessible education to healthcare professionals who need to advance their skills and knowledge to leverage emerging technologies in design, prototyping and fabrication at an affordable price. To accomplish this, the SteamPunk Bionics Academy incorporates a mix of freeware, OpenSource software and low cost commercial software along with 3D printing and milling hardware from the best and brightest small business innovators on the planet. The 3D printers and mills that we use are commercially available for under $1500 each. No, that is not a misprint. The software we use is well under $1000. The scanners are around $500! Learning how to utilize all of this to help your business - Priceless, but very affordable...
The SteamPunk Bionics Academy is a division of CFS Allied Health Education, a provider of quality ABC/BOC pre and post certification level educational resources to the Orthotic, Prosthetic, Pedorthic, Pharmacy and general Healthcare community since 2004. It is self-funded and family owned. Education is all that we do, and we are pretty good at it."
"Touch Bionics is a provider of world-leading prosthetic technologies and supporting services designed to achieve positive outcomes for people with upper limb deficiencies. Our products include myoelectric prosthetic hand and prosthetic finger solutions, as well as passive silicone prostheses that closely match the natural appearance of the wearer.
Based on the i-limb revolution, the i-limb quantum incorporates the company's patented and groundbreaking gesture control, powered by i-mo technology. It is the first and only upper limb prosthesis which allows the wearer to change grips with a simple gesture. Gesture control enables an automated grip to be accessed by moving the i-limb quantum in one of four directions. The i-limb quantum comes pre-programmed with a selection of practical grips, and these can easily be changes through the app."
"The primary mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering is to improve the quality of life and functional status of both Veterans who are at risk for lower extremity amputation and Veterans and service members who have undergone lower extremity amputation."