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02/28/14

The truth about microprocessor knees: New study finds clear differences

Since the C-Leg microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knee (MPK) first entered the market over 15 years ago, several other MPKs have been introduced. Because the various MPKs have different technical features, a question has arisen: do all MPKs provide the same functional advantages regardless of their technical features, or do the differences in their technical features result in different functional outcomes?

Results

The present study found clear differences in the functional features of stance control as well as swing phase control among the four MPKs investigated.

Read the study "Designs and performance of microprocessor-controlled knee joints"