Prosthetic Foot And Ankle Blatchford Microprocessor (Left) For Sale
Prosthetic Foot And Ankle Blatchford Microprocessor (Left):
Blatchford Elan Microprocessor prosthetic Ankle and Foot.
Elan is a microprocessor foot that mimics natural muscle resistance and ankle motion by adapting hydraulic resistance levels to optimise stability when standing and walking, on slopes and uneven terrain. This encourages more symmetrical limb loading, faster walking speed and reduced compensatory movements. The ankle pivot point is optimally positioned close to the natural weight line for a more natural response through the gait cycle.
The result is smoother, safer and more natural walking, helping to preserve the body for the long term.
Microprocessor controlled self-aligning plantarflexion and dorsiflexion
Standing support mode increases resistance when stationary to help improve balance, stability, reduce effort and encourage a more natural posture
Variable response to speed changes
Increased plantarflexion resistance allows for more energy storage and return when walking quickly or up slopes
Ankle remains dorsiflexed during swing phase to increase toe clearance and reduce risk of trips and falls
Batteries contained within the ankle
Increased dorsiflexion resistance provides a brake when walking down slopes for improved safety and stability