Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) August 20, 2008
Lower extremity amputees, their families, friends, care givers, and health care and medical professionals who are interested in the latest advancements in lower extremity prosthetic technology are invited to attend the C-Leg RoadShow August 28, 2008 at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital at 1225 15th Street, Santa Monica, CA.
Otto Bock Healthcare in conjunction with OrthoPros and biodesigns, are allowing above- knee amputees the ability to actually experience the computer-controlled C-Leg® and Compact™ - two artificial legs that are a leap in prosthetics and a dramatic improvement over other lower limb prosthetics.
Following the patient fitting the morning of the 28th, there will be an informational session from noon to 2 p.m. where Dr. James Breakey will be answering questions and discussing the C-Leg's technology, function and performance.
Randall Alley, CEO and CP, of biodesigns, will be discussing the High-Fidelity Interface, a revolutionary lower and upper extremity prosthetic interface (socket) that increases functionality, range of motion, decreases heat, and is ideal for active individuals who demand a better fitting and performing prosthesis. A complimentary lunch will be served.
Above-knee amputees who are interested in being a patient model to test the C-Leg and provide feedback, should e-mail info @ biodesigns by Monday, August 25. Please include your name and phone number.
Individuals interested in attending the informational session in the afternoon should RSVP to info @ biodesigns.com also by Monday, Aug. 25. The event is open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are required.
About the C-Leg and Compact:
The C-Leg and the Compact, manufactured by Otto Bock Healthcare, uses on-board sensors and microprocessors to anticipate and adapt to a person's movement. The C-Leg immediately adjusts 50 times per second to changes in walking speed and direction, providing knee stability the moment it is needed. These features allow users to walk down stairs and ramps and maneuver rough terrain without the fear of falling. The Otto Bock RoadShow brings expertise, education and technology to people across the country.
About James Breakey:
Dr. Breakey is in his fourth decade of involvement in the prosthetic rehabilitation of amputees and is both nationally and internationally known in the field of Prosthetics. Besides being a American Board Certified Prosthetist, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy, a Master's of Science degree in Anatomy, and a Master's and PhD in Psychology. He has instructed over 50 C-Leg courses and seminars and participated in numerous C-Leg RoadShows.
About Randall Alley:
Randall Alley is CEO and Chief Prosthetist for biodesigns (http://www.biodesigns.com), a technology-driven prosthetic facility specializing in high-performance prosthetics. Alley received both his Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and his prosthetic certificate from UCLA, and is a licensed and board certified prosthetist. Alley is the inventor of the revolutionary, patent-pending High Fidelity interface for both upper and lower extremity applications and is the creator of the widely used XFrame and ACCI (Anatomically Contoured and Controlled Interface), two upper extremity prosthetic interface designs that brought superior biomechanical principles to the O&P field. Alley received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of the Army for his upper extremity training of military medical personnel as well as the Chairman's Award and the Excellence in Innovation Award for his contributions.