Prosthetic Orthotic Solutions International (POSI), a Physiotherapy Associates company with locations in Marlton, NJ and Horsham, Pa, announces it is one of the first clinics in the US to fit patients with Otto Bock Healthcare‘s Genium Bionic Prosthetic System, and the first facility in the NJ/Pa metro area to fit patients with this system.

The Genium system is a next-generation microprocessor knee unit that utilizes the latest technology available to patients in the field of prosthetics.

Kevin Towers, CPO, vice president of prosthetics for Physiotherapy Associates’ Orthotics and Prosthetics division and manager of POSI, said, "We are honored and excited to be one of the first clinics chosen by Otto Bock to access and fit this new product. This opportunity allows our clients to access and benefit from this ground-breaking technology."

The Genium Bionic Prosthetic System is a state-of-the-art prosthetic system that utilizes multiple environmental inputs including a gyroscope and accelerometer and hundreds of rule sets that allow it to know where it is in the gait cycle. The result of extensive research and development, the Genium is built on an entirely new prosthetic technology platform. The microprocessor knee unit allows users to make quick complex movements, easily step over obstacles, and even ascend stairs.

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to partner with the team at Otto Bock Healthcare and usher in this technology for our patients and the prosthetic industry," said Steve Mantegani, PT, area vice president for Physiotherapy Associates’ Orthotics and Prosthetics division. "The Genium Bionic Prosthetic System is going to help revolutionize the industry and improve the quality of life of our patients with above-knee amputations."

[Source: PR Newswire]