Blatchford launches another prosthetic boasting improved ground compliance on uneven terrain
A supplier of rehabilitation services to the NHS, Blatchford has launched a new prosthetic which boasts an extended range of ankle movement – EchelonER.
Blatchford says its new hydraulic ankle builds on the original Echelon prosthetic, combining its unique features and award-winning technology to give end-users a new robust and waterproof design.
The extended range of movement with EchelonER – up to 25° – provides users with more ground compliance on steep slopes and uneven terrain.
Combined with improved accommodation of heel height, the supplier says that users have greater flexibility with footwear choice. It adds that a seamless transition to barefoot walking is possible.
Additionally, EchelonER self-aligns with the ground when users are seated which facilitates a relaxed foot position, a natural look, and reduces pressure on the residual limb. These features give end-users a robust, flexible prosthetic that is suitable for more demanding activities.
See EcheleonER in action in the short video below:
The announcement of EchelonER follows Blatchford’s recent launch of ElanIC, a lightweight microprocessor hydraulic ankle that is clinically proven to give greater comfort, improved safety, a smoother gait and balanced limb loading.
With EchelonER, Blatchford says the prosthetic uses the extended range of movement selectively, depending on certain activities, to prevent excessive energy expenditure. When walking at higher speeds for example, the range of movement decreases and the foot springs become more dominant, leading to higher levels of energy return. At slower speeds, the range of movement increases to enable the foot to conform to the ground more effectively.
According to Blatchford, the Echelon prosthetic range is built with a focus on replicating a natural and safe walking experience, making it popular with end-users across the globe.
Founded in 1890, Blatchford is a manufacturer of prosthetic technology, bespoke seating solutions and orthotic devices.
During the COVID-19 crisis, Blatchford, along with several other leading Wheelchair Services Providers, formed part of a new wheelchair group.
Led by the BHTA, this group set out to liaise with other Wheelchair Groups, along with regional in-house services, in a bid to mitigate wheelchair users’ problems relating to ongoing assessments, deliveries, service and maintenance during the pandemic.https://thiis.co.uk/blatchford-launches-another-prosthetic-boasting-improved-ground-compliance-on-uneven-terrain/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EchelonER.jpg?fit=900%2C395&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/EchelonER.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsBlatchford,EchelonER,hydraulic ankle,Prosthetic,prosthetic technology,rehabilitation equipment,rehabilitation servicesA supplier of rehabilitation services to the NHS, Blatchford has launched a new prosthetic which boasts an extended range of ankle movement – EchelonER.Blatchford says its new hydraulic ankle builds on the original Echelon prosthetic, combining its unique features and award-winning technology to give end-users a new robust and...Sarah SarsbySarah Sarsbysarah@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine