Golf: A Good Walk Spoiled? Not With Personal Bionics from iWalk—See For Yourself at AOPA Booth 117
“Golf is a good walk spoiled”—popularly attributed to Mark Twain
For lower-leg amputees, golf is an incredibly challenging activity. Maybe not a good walk spoiled—but certainly, one rife with changing terrains and lengthy distances to traverse. However, we believe that Personal Bionics interventions like our BiOM Ankle System can change that for amputees—as well as a whole host of other daily activities at home and work.
We’d like to invite you to see the BiOM in action when the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association (AOPA) National Assembly visits Boston this week. It will be the first time the BiOM Ankle System, the Personal Bionic intervention enabling natural movement for lower-limb amputees, will be showcased at the U.S.’s largest gathering of O&P professionals.
We’ve created a golf course in our booth (#117) to illustrate the BiOM system’s applicability for amputees to return to their everyday activities—at home, on the job, or in this case, on the golf course. We invite you to come see the BiOM in action on a hole rife with the challenges of a real course—including slopes, bunkers and varied ground surfaces. We’ll host demonstrations from walkers, including four-time Paralympian Brian Frasure, our director of clinical services and offer fittings and adjustments to the BiOM system right in the booth. The golf course also allows for a tremendous demonstration of the BiOM’s ability to react in real-time to terrain and the environment—rather than forcing the user to wait for the device to respond.
Personal Bionics emulate a specific individual’s muscle and tendon function, while traditional prosthetics really only replicate bone structure. The BiOM Ankle System features Powered Plantar Flexion™, which is the push off that enables people to walk with a natural gait and same metabolic energy as a non-amputee. Personal Bionic Tuning™ capabilities enable certified prosthetists (those who are part of our network of iWalk Certified Bionics Centers (iCBCs) to use a tablet device to automatically adjust natural movements to the personal preference of each user. The result: a more natural gait that requires no more energy for the wearer than a nondisabled peer—to walk, to climb stairs, to work, or even … to golf.
Please join us at AOPA Booth 117—and we’ll show you how golf is anything but a good walk spoiled with the BiOM.