Imagine a carefree stroll in the shopping mall. Checking out new stores, trying on clothes, carrying your bags home in triumph. Or consider inline skating with friends and enjoying the wind in your face. People with limb differences can now more easily enjoy these activities with the Microprocessor Knee MPK. A first of its kind, the Microprocessor Knee MPK controlled by a microprocessor throughout the entire gait cycle – in real-time. The knee joint automatically adapts to every situation – whether walking downstairs, over uneven grass, or maneuvering through crowds. Microprocessor Knee MPK can help the amputee spend less energy thinking about each step, and more energy simply enjoying life. Microprocessor Knee MPK helps improve gait, reducing visible limping or other abnormal patterns.
Microprocessor Knee MPK with Wireless Remote Control represents another innovation providing mobility and independence. The remote control allows the user to quickly, easily, and inconspicuously switch from 1st mode to 2nd mode (e.g. for bicycling, inline-skating, ice-skating, etc.). For additional stability and safety a standing mode can also be activated. Regardless of dynamic alignment, this standing mode stabilizes the Microprocessor Knee MPK at any flexion angle, eliminating the need for the wearer to use muscular strength to ensure stability. Another new feature is the individual adjustment of swing phase control. To meet the wishes of the Microprocessor Knee MPK users and ensure uncompromising safety, the new Microprocessor Knee MPK is easily adjusted by remote control. This provides Microprocessor Knee MPK users with even more independence in everyday life and at work.
The new Microprocessor Knee MPK is suited for knee-disarticulation, above-knee, hip-disarticulation and hemipelvectomy amputees in Mobility Grade 3 and 4 according to the Otto Bock MOBIS® Mobility System. It is designed for amputees having a maximum body weight of 125 kg (275 lbs). A list of indications will assist you in the selection of the appropriate Microprocessor Knee MPK system.