Tibion Introduces PK100 Bionic Leg Orthosis at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas

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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tibion, a leader in the development of bionic devices for the mobility impaired, is introducing the PK100 Bionic Leg Orthosis (formerly known as the PowerKnee) at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) taking place February 9-12, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CSM brings together more than 7,000 physical therapy professionals to learn about the latest advances in the practice of physical therapy.

Tibion’s PK100 Bionic Leg Orthosis is an intelligent, wearable, power-assist device for the leg which actively supplements muscle strength to enhance rehabilitation therapy and provide mobility assistance for patients with loss of muscle function. Utilizing sensors throughout the device, Tibion’s PK100 detects the user’s actions, such as sitting/standing, walking, and ascending/descending stairs. Microprocessors on the device analyze this information and transparently apply the force needed to augment the user’s actions. Patients with neuromuscular impairment due to stroke or chronic disease, such as Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, and patients with muscle weakness due to osteoarthritis or knee surgery may benefit from this technology.

“We are delighted to be able to introduce our PK100 Bionic Leg Orthosis at this meeting,” said Tibion CEO Kern Bhugra. “We strongly believe the PK100 represents a breakthrough technology for physical therapists and provides them with a tool to enhance the rehabilitation process for patients dealing with loss of muscle function.”

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