This weekend, we were incredibly proud to unveil our very first 3D-printed leg socket at the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) annual conference in Harrogate, United Kingdom. The socket provides individuals with the perfect complement their prosthetic covers and, for the first time, they match. Imagine having a trouser leg that doesn’t match the other – this is a feeling that above-the-knee amputees have struggled with when it comes to their prosthetic leg.
By focusing on the individual and implementing customised production from day one, our UNYQ Socket offers several unique benefits to both the user and the clinician.
Users benefit from a product that is made just for them, from the aesthetic to the functionality. We’ve also done away with much of the metal found in a traditional prosthetic leg, making the UNYQ Socket far lighter than the alternatives without losing any of the quality. The socket contains sensors that can record its wearers activity, including steps and calories burnt.
Clinicians benefit from improved patient satisfaction, access to data and the ability to easily replicate the product. This is key, as it saves time both for the clinician and the end user. Many amputees have more than one prosthetic leg, so replication of the socket at the press of a button saves tremendous time, costs and effort.
Manuel Boza, Co-Founder and VP of Prosthetics at UNYQ, said: “We are thrilled to announce the launch of the UNYQ Socket today. This is another step forward in being able to provide amputees with a total leg solution. A solution where it’s practically one component, rather than a mish mash of different elements bolted together. We are working hard to further develop our Prosthetics Wear line, as well as the other exciting medical wearables in our pipeline, to continue to support our end users.”
The UNYQ Socket is available for order now. Once you’ve ordered it, we’ll get it to you within three weeks. We expect to have multiple clinics on board by the end of the year and anticipate the socket to be covered by insurance in most countries.