The freedom to take on everyday life: Blatchford’s new and improved Orion3 microprocessor knee is now water resistant*.
- Life-changing prosthetic device, Orion3, enables wearers to walk more naturally and confidently across various terrains and speeds - now available with enhanced features.
- Stringent tests reveal Orion3’s water resistant capabilities, providing *IP55-level protection against the entry of fresh water.
- Multi-award winning manufacturer Blatchford utilises over 130 years of experience crafting some of the world’s most advanced prosthetic devices, to continually innovate Orion3.
- “Orion3 means freedom. The freedom to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, without limitation”, says amputee of 42 years, Ian.
Orion3 is now internationally certified as water resistant, enabling amputees to walk freely outdoors, without feeling limited by the elements. This will help give peace of mind to wearers, where prosthetic damage as a result of water ingress is often a common concern.
After being stringently tested and exposed to jets of water from multiple directions, Orion3 was revealed to provide IP55-level protection against the entry of fresh water. Drainage holes ensure water drains from the device, providing weatherproof protection wearers can rely on when spending time outdoors.
The impact of Orion3’s water resistant rating will be hugely impactful, helping enhance wearers’ ability to enjoy daily life and take on adventure.
Blatchford’s patented Performance Response Technology™ (PRT) combines hydraulics, pneumatics and sensors to deliver pioneering levels of biomimicry. Wearers can replicate natural limb movement with ease, achieving a superior walking experience through all manner of everyday tasks and activities.
Orion3’s Enhanced Stability Performance (ESP) features five levels of stance resistance: Controlled Stance Support, Standing Support, Dynamic Slope and Stair Descent, Stumble Recovery, and Supported Sitting. These innovative features optimise safety, reducing the risk of falls and enabling the wearer to move fluidly in a variety of scenarios. Whether descending stairs, navigating uneven terrain in a crowd, or taking on extreme activities like kayaking and mountain biking, the water resistant Orion3 responds to the user’s movement in real time for optimal stability in all situations.