Photo credit: www.ottobok.com, www.bebionic.com, www.mobiusbionics.com

Globally

10+ million people living with limb loss

$1.62 billion in 2015 value

5% CAGR through 2026

~1.5 per1,000 incidence of amputation

TYPES

LOWER EXTREMITY

Foot & ankle prosthetics

Knee prosthetics

Hip prosthetics

UPPER EXTREMITY

Hand prosthetics

Elbow prosthetics

Shoulder prosthetics

COMPONENTS

Liners

Sockets

Modular

TECHNOLOGY

Conventional

Electric powered

Hybrid

$731.1 million

Electric-powered orthopedic prosthetics’ 2015 value

6% CAGR through 2026

Technology found in a prosthetic leg

Hydraulic unit – Two valves independently control joint resistance flexion

Inertial motion unit (IMU) – Gyroscope, acceleration sensors determine position, speed of the Genium; sensor determines flexion angle and flexion angle speed; prosthesis control uses analysis of movements and force acting on the joint

Battery and electronics – Enclosed and protected by the frame; integrated microprocessor coordinates all measurement and control

Bluetooth – Simple communication with the joint; function can be disabled

Knee moment sensor – Data for precisely determining the forces acting on the prosthesis

Inductive charging – Connected with magnets to the back of the knee joint, allows charging through clothing, cosmetic covers

(Example is based on Ottobok’s Genium)