Prosthetic Device Made In Oklahoma


Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 12:52 pm
By: News On 6


Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Prosthetic technology that will soon be manufactured in Oklahoma will help veterans and others who have lost legs walk more naturally.

Officials of OrthoCare Innovations demonstrated the technology Wednesday at the company's headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Production of a computerized prosthesis alignment system known as Compas will begin in about one month.

Orthocare's chief technology officer, David Boone, says the technology detects misalignments in a prosthetic device as a person walks with one. Data is sent to a computer and recommendations are made on how to adjust the device for maximum efficiency and comfort.

The company's CEO, Doug McCormick, says OrthoCare relocated its manufacturing facility from Seattle with the help of a $1.6 million grant from the state Economic Development Generating Excellence endowment.