Category: Technology

Runway of Dreams

At Niagara Prosthetics & Orthotics we are continually amazed by the people, organizations, and causes that have in some way positively changed the lives of those who need it most. The group that was brought to our attention most recently is called “Runway of Dreams”, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to developing adaptive clothing... View Article

Conductive Silicone

Silicone has made a huge impact on the prosthetic community over the last couple of decades. As an interface between the skin of the prosthetic user and the prosthesis, it has proved to be far superior to prosthetic socks in most cases. For upper extremity myoelectric users, conductive silicone is available for fabrication into a... View Article

3D Printing: As Good As It Gets?

One of the questions the staff at Kawartha Prosthetics & Orthotics face most frequently surrounds the mystery of 3D Printing. Many of our clients wonder why we do not 3D print their prosthetic limbs, given that the media presents this process as being cheap, quick, and effective.  We saw the need for further explanation into this... View Article

Below Knee Vacuum Casting

Certified Prosthetist Bryn Jones, C.P.O. (c)  talks about the technique of vacuum casting for below knee amputees: The technique of casting a trans tibial residual limb is not new, but it is something that the prosthetists at KPO have recently started to use with excellent results. The staff at NPO consistently explores new ways of... View Article