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People from all walks of life; each with their own unique prosthetic needs, desires and challenges.

Powered plantar flexion is the transformation point where External Limb Prosthetics become bionic. The BiOM is the only device in commercial production that achieves bionic functionality where robotics effectively emulate natural movement.

By using robotics technology we are able to replicate the calf muscles and Achilles tendon of the human foot/ankle complex to give the lower extremity amputee the most energy efficient natural walk; the BiOM Ankle feels and functions like no other mechanical prosthetic foot/ankle. With each step, the BiOM provides a powered push-off which propels the wearer forward. It is that robotic effort that enables the BiOM to normalize both the gait and metabolic demands to that very similar of non-amputees.

It is imperative that the socket of the prosthesis be designed and fit to provide comfort and stability. It is then, that the lower extremity amputee can greatly benefit from the BiOM Ankle. A proper fitting socket, combined with the BiOM ankle is the only integrated prosthesis in the world that does not depend on the wearer’s energy. 

Powered plantar flexion is the transformation point where External Limb Prosthetics become bionic. The BiOM is the only device in commercial production that achieves bionic functionality where robotics effectively emulate natural movement.

BiOM Resolves the Three Clinical Issues of Amputees

There are three clinical challenges facing people with Lower Extremity Amputations that limit their mobility.


  1. 1) They use more energy to walk, so they are more tired at the end of the day.
  2. 2) They walk slower.
  3. 3) They feel less stable on their feet.


BiOM powered walking resolves all three issues:


  1. 1) Walk with natural energy.
  2. The BiOM robotic muscle power during toe-off requires less energy and walks with greater ease. The Mobility with the BiOM requires the same metabolic energy used by non-amputees.

  3. 2) Smooth, natural gait at varied cadence.
  4. The BiOM provides more power when you walk faster – less when you walk slower. It delivers a natural gait at variable speeds like other prostheses have never been able to achieve.​

Working with Jan Stokosa his attitude is, “nothing is impossible," says Amy Dodson. Jan never says, “We can’t do that.” 


Other prosthetists can be defeating. There is positiveness with Jan, who works until it happens. It’s a huge element of hope – bigger than that – it can be done! To run an entire marathon is huge. Jan makes it happen. He has never told me no. I have never had anyone take such time and care.


Asked, “why do you run?” Amy answers, “because I can!”

RONALD MANN - ONLY AMERICAN AMPUTEE INVITED TO WORLD PARAJIU-JITSU FESTIVAL 


APRIL 14th 2017: The Abu Dhabi World Parajiu-Jitsu Festival is a major international event involving athletes with a range of disabilities, including AMPUTEE and by invitation only.


ABOUT THE EVENT
https://www.uaejjf.org/event/info/410

RONALD MANN – Lansing, Michigan – REPRESENTED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AT THIS WORLD COMPETITION.


RONALD MANN is an Army Veteran, Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight Champion (retired), and now Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, and LEG AMPUTEE, and the only American invited to participate.

This is a story of overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles to obtain one of the highest human physical achievements possible – competing in Mixed Martial Arts… against opponents who have no disability! AND winning a Welterweight Belt.Following his career in the brutal Mixed Martial Arts Ring, Ronald has chosen the path of the Peaceful Warrior.

During the day he works to help his fellow Veterans to find their way back to life and living. Evenings and weekends he trains Jiu Jitsu, teaches other Mixed Martial Arts.

He explains how his life has evolved to choose this path of the Peaceful Warrior.

RONALD MANN DEFENDING HIS WELTERWEIGHT TITLE (MIXED MARTAIL ARTS )

Randy, former semi-pro football player, transtibial amputee with other knee degeneration and pain, along with low back pain is getting relief from the revolutionary BiOM Ankle - the only integrated ankle in the world that does not depend on the wearer’s energy. 

Experts in External Extremity Prosthetic Care

For the first time, a robotic ankle component is driving the human, instead of the other way around!


By using robotics technology we are able to replicate the calf muscles and Achilles tendon of the human foot/ankle complex to give the lower extremity amputee the most energy efficient natural walk; the BiOM Ankle feels and functions like no other mechanical prosthetic foot/ankle. With each step, the BiOM provides a powered push-off which propels the wearer forward. It is that robotic effort that enables the BiOM to normalize both the gait and metabolic demands to that very similar of non-amputees.


It is imperative that the socket of the prosthesis be designed and fit to provide comfort and stability. It is then, that the lower extremity amputee can greatly benefit from the BiOM Ankle. A proper fitting socket, combined with the BiOM ankle is the only integrated prosthesis in the world that does not depend on the wearer’s energy.