Iceland-based Össur, a global supplier of prosthetic and orthotic devices, was awarded the Frost & Sullivan Technology of the Year Award for the European medical devices market for the RHEO KNEE in London yesterday.
According to a statement the award is given to the company that has “developed and introduced an innovative technology capable of significantly redefining the technological and competitive landscape of the market.”
According to Össur, RHEO KNEE is the first artificially intelligent knee system with the ability to learn and adapt to its user’s movements in real-time.
In a statement Claire Staniforth, Research Analyst with Frost & Sullivan said: “Based on over three years of intensive R&D, the RHEO KNEE is the first in a new generation of microprocessor-controlled, swing & stance knee systems that incorporate artificial intelligence, giving the system the ability to learn how the user walks and eventually preempt each step. This breakthrough in technology will lead the way for the next generation of prosthetics, focused on precisely copying the bio-mechanical motion of human joints and limbs.”
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