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Orthotics, prosthetics and assistive technology specialist Steeper Group has announced the integration of the innovative Espire™ Elbow range to its upper limb prosthetics portfolio.

In June 2020 Steeper Group announced the acquisition of the Espire Elbow range from College Park Industries. Following a six-month transition phase, the company has announced that it is now the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of the Espire Elbow.

Incorporating “revolutionary” technology, design and engineering, the Espire Elbow range offers five models for users worldwide. The prosthetics mimic the natural aesthetic of the human arm.

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The Espire Elbow range by Steeper are easy-to-use prosthetic elbows, which can be programmed to fit individual needs. Each model is side-specific and comes in a range of colours and two size options. From lightweight, mechanical models to myoelectric, powered joints, each elbow aims to be reliable with a sleek design, according to Steeper.

Paul Steeper, CEO of Steeper Group, said: “We are thrilled that the Espire Elbow range is now part of the Steeper Upper Limb Portfolio. Our teams have been working harder than ever to ensure a smooth transition, and we look forward to delivering outstanding service and expertise to our distributors around the world as we continue to develop the Espire Elbow range.”

Steeper Group says the gearbox of the Espire Pro enables a high lift and hold capacity, allowing users to hold 11kg and dynamically lift 4kg to perform everyday tasks with ease. The Pro uses a custom 50W brushless DC motor, which provides the speed and torque needed to flex and extend the elbow.

Furthermore, the company says the strategic placement of the gearbox in the elbow joint provides comfort, balance, and control of the limb. Espire Pro automatically locks in both directions, achieving reliable elbow movement and positioning, and also features an electronic, silent free-swing. The free-swing is engaged automatically when the elbow reaches full extension – a feature that can also be activated using alternative inputs such as myo signals or switches set up via the Espire Hub App for iPad.

Espire Pro was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2020.

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