Freedom Innovations, headquartered in Irvine, Calif, has announced the official launch of the Pilé 3 Microprocessor Controlled (MPC) Knee. According to a Freedom Innovations news release, the company’s new knee is engineered to accommodate amputees seeking a knee that adjusts to walking, running, uneven terrain, and occasional water exposure. The company’s website adds that the product can be submerged in fresh shallow water for up to 30 minutes at a time.

The site also notes that the new Pilé 3 features interchangeable batteries for on-the-go convenience, improved stance flexion resistance bezel built for durability, as well as a proprietary sensor and load cells with customized settings for advanced stumble recovery. Target users for the product include K3 amputees that require customized stumble recovery for a range of activities, high K3 and K4 amputees that require a knee that adjusts to both walking and running, and those who have adequate hip strength in flexion and extension.

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[Source: Freedom Innovations]