Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Services Ltd can provide you with an extensive range of microprocessor prosthetics to help improve your own function and mobility. Our experienced clinicians will work with you in finding the best solution based on your clinical needs to provide you with the most advanced Prosthetics currently available. Microprocessors can be used in upper and lower limb prosthesis.
We work with a range of companies to provide patients with a solution that will help increase their function and independence in their daily lives.Our clinicians will assess you and measure you for the device you require right here in Ireland so there is no need to travel to the U.K. or further. As an independent provider we can give you a much wider range of solutions over our competitors who are tied to specific companies to provide their prostheses.
There are a wide range of configurations available depending on your level of amputation from single digits to below elbow prostheses. For example, in an artificial hand microprocessors can send a signal to the hand to perform a certain movement based on how the person flexes certain muscles in the residual limb. Sensors are attached to the muscles in the limb to give a wide variety of function and grip.
For an artificial leg, microprocessor technology can enable patients to walk down stairs more naturally. Traditional prosthetic knees use a hydraulic cylinder that can be adjusted for resistance, but can’t replicate the abilities of an anatomical knee.Microprocessors in lower body artificial limbs can provide patients with the ability to perform a number of common activities in the most natural way possible. Because microprocessors respond to sensors located over the socket of the limb, they are able to adjust the movement and position of your prosthesis in conjunction with your residual limb. They can adjust to the speed of your walk as well as detect the characteristics of the surface you are traveling on, set to your needs, can be incredibly advanced motors processors that adjust with you and will do what you want them to.There are a large number of preset functions and modes which will make the device more realistic. microprocessor knees provide balance and improved support when walking, by constantly adjusting as you walk or stand to improve gait. stairs ramps and uneven surfaces are no longer a problem with built in real-time dynamic adjustments.
Idigits can be used for partial hand absence. Suitable candidates present with partial hand loss where the level of loss or deficiency is distal to the wrist and proximal to the metacarphophalangeal joint. Anywhere from one to five digits and any loss of the palm can be replaced with an idigit system.
The i-limb is an externally powered prosthesis often controlled by myoelectric signals, meaning it uses muscle signals in the patient’s residual limb to move the device. Electrodes are placed on the user’s bare skin above two pre-selected muscle sites. When a user contracts these muscles, the electrodes pick up subtle changes in the electrical patterns and send these signals to a microprocessor which instructs the i-limb to open and close.
Microprocessor feet can provide more control and stability while walking and standing. the foot prosthesis contains motion sensors which tell the foot to adjust, such as going up stairs or walking over rough terrain. The foot adjusts to ground inclination and slopes, ensuring the full foot connects to the ground while standing and walking. These sensors provide greater control for the user compared to traditional foot prostheses.