Posted on 18th September 2014
Endolite North America has been featured in the ‘Member Spotlight’ section of September’s issue of the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Associations’ Almanac. The monthly publication covers all areas of the O&P sector, and chooses one company each month to feature.
The article reports of Endolite North America and Blatchford’s 124 year history and the technical advances that the company has made. Blatchford introduced the first articulating ankle, the first microprocessor knee, and Echelon, the first commercially available hydraulic foot and ankle.
Endolite North America’s General Manager, Chris Nolan, was interviewed for the article. He commented “I think our research and development department does a phenomenal job understanding the biomechanical needs of amputees… We are always looking for products to make amputees walk more efficiently and comfortably. Our scientific team is top-notch.”
At present, the research and development team are working on an integrated limb that transmits data between the knee and foot as the amputee walks. “The result will be a completely linked limb system that will be safer and more efficient. Ultimately, what we’re trying to do with this is blur the lines between technology and biology.”
The whole article can be found on page 42 of the September issue. A digital copy of the almanac can be found by following the link below: