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New Prosthetic Technology Brings Hope to Disabled Athletes; Ottobock's Genium X3 Dubbed as The Most Innovative Prosthetic Leg To Date

Jan 20, 2015 11:29 PM EST | By Adelyn Torralba
Prosthetic, Prosthetic legs, Prosthetic Technology, technology, Prothetics, Genium X3, Genium X3 News, Ottobock's Genium X3
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Prosthetic technology made lives easier for individuals who have been disabled or were born with certain physical irregularities. With continuous developments and innovations, disabled athletes may just be able to get back on track and continue doing what they love - their chosen sports.

One perfect example of an organization that specializes in prosthetic technology is Pace Rehabilitation.

According to CNN, Jamie Gillespie, the head prosthetist at the Pace Rehabilitation, explained that in the last couple of years, the prosthetic tech has undergone several major changes. The head prosthetist also pointed out that in the previous years, patients only had two options when it comes to the type of running blade they can choose.

The good news is that, nowadays, more and more companies are expanding their product range and these products have been improved and equipped with better technologies.

Previous prosthetic part models used to bring unbearable pain for disabled athletes if they were to run for more than 200 meters. Pace's head prosthetist did note though that there was one who rose to prominence when he was able to complete a 400-meter run, and this athlete was Oscar Pistorius.

Since more and more possibilities for prosthetic technology are being explored, manufacturers are now motivated to come up with much better equipment and technology.

Some of the clients of the Pace Rehabilitation are Paralympic athletes. These athletes have been given the opportunity to take advantage of the latest in the field of prosthetic technology. One perfect example, as The Globe and Mail has cited, is Ottobock's Genium X3.

This prosthetic leg has been equipped with the newest in prosthetic engineering, capabilities, and features. In fact, with the leg having been developed in partnership with the United States Military, there should no longer be a need to wonder why it is widely regarded as the most innovative prosthetic leg in existence today.

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