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Rheo Microprocessor knee

Integrated Angle and Force Sensors constantly monitor the weight of the user and the angle between knee and thigh, providing real-time information about the speed and movement of the prosthesis, as well as ground reaction forces and any bending movements.

An onboard computer, or microcontroller, processes the sensor data while simultaneously tracking an historical backlog of gait patterns. It instructs the actuator control unit to respond immediately, according to the circumstances it has detected,for example stairs,slope,or level ground.

The actuator acts as a brake, varying its resistance to angular motion for a natural, appropriate response - from firm and unyielding support when standing, to light, free movement when turning a corner or walking in confined spaces.

 

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