X3: World’s Most Advanced Waterproof Prosthetic Leg

By: | September 21st, 2015

Eighteen year old Laurence Greenough of Plymouth, Massachusetts, who lost his leg in a sailing accident, is the beneficiary of the Ottobock X3, a waterproof prosthetic leg that has allowed him to get back to sailing. The X3 is part of a new generation of prosthesis systems that mimic natural physiological processes and support natural movement patterns through the use of state-of-the-art software, sensors, and control technology.

Ottobock’s Genium Bionic Prosthetic System provides an unequaled experience of natural walking, climbing stairs step-over-step, overcoming obstacles, walking backwards, standing on slopes, and more. The X3 processes information through a complex sensor system that includes an accelerometer and a gyroscope. The X3 can even be charged without cords using wireless transmission through electrical induction.

Another user of X3 is Andrew Lewry, an avid outdoorsman. The following video shows the types of activities he can undertake with his prosthetic leg.

David Russell Schilling

David enjoys writing about high technology and its potential to make life better for all who inhabit planet earth.

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