Go Anywhere with RHEO KNEE XC
Microprocessor knees improve outcomes for everyday users (Sawers and Hafner, 2013). But how can new amputees benefit from the same features of microprocessor knees that improve quality of life for more seasoned amputees?
Most new amputees begin their journey on a mechanical knee and aren’t considered viable candidates for microprocessor knees until after rehab and physical therapy. During the transition, they often must adjust their ambulation. However, many of the advanced features that make RHEO KNEE® XC excellent for everyday users—easy walking, automatic cycling recognition, stepping over objects, leg-over-leg stair ascent, and jogging—are highly useful in a rehab setting, as well. With RHEO KNEE XC, new amputees can utilize a single knee that learns with them from rehab all the way through full recovery.
RHEO KNEE XC features cutting-edge magnetorheological fluid rather than the traditional hydraulic systems employed by other popular microprocessor knees. As a result, RHEO KNEE XC provides a highly-responsive user experience, including stumble recovery, activity recognition, obstacle avoidance and other functions necessary to navigate everyday situations.
Microprocessor knee users who tested RHEO KNEE XC reported an average 78-meter increase in distance walked during the 6 Minute Walk Test and less fatigue overall during use (Sigurjónson et al., 2016).
Whatever the weather, RHEO KNEE XC offers both the stability new amputees need and the dynamics seasoned amputees require, so users can go anywhere.
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