Fillauer and the Creative Discovery Museum will present on the use of technology in prosthetics manufactured at Fillauer. Prosthetic devices
Fillauer and the Creative Discovery Museum will present on the use of technology in prosthetics manufactured at Fillauer.
Prosthetic devices have changed dramatically over the last decade. The introduction of new materials, electronics, apps, and microprocessor control systems will continue to revolutionize care for amputees. Fillauer has been a pioneer in the prosthetic industry in the development and implementation of these latest technologies. We will demonstrate several of our upper and lower extremity products including: our microprocessor controlled ankle in our Raize foot and ankle system, our U3+ myoelectric arm, and several myoelectric terminal devices (hands and hooks) that all can be adjusted by the patient using an iOS or Android app. We will also briefly look at the current direction of device control systems for prostheses of the future.
United States Army Specialist Andrew T. Smith of the 82nd Airborne was severely injured while on his first deployment to Afghanistan on March 8th, 2012 by an improvised explosive devise (IED). Andrew has lost both his legs and has suffered severe abdominal injuries resulting in numerous surgeries. Andrew was married to Victoria on December 23, 2011 and since the moment of his injury, he and Tori, and their families have felt the love, support and prayers of many who have lifted them up to pray for his recovery and rehabilitation.
Andrew will join the discussion giving insight into the technology of his prosthetics and how it has enhanced his everyday life.
Join us for this informative and innovative technology adaption program
(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Business Development Center
100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405