Elan mimics natural muscle resistance and ankle motion by adapting hydraulic resistance levels to optimise stability when standing and walking, on slopes and uneven terrain. This encourages more symmetrical limb loading, faster walking speed and reduced compensatory movements. The ankle pivot point is optimally positioned close to the natural weight line for a more natural response through the gait cycle.
The result is smoother, safer and more natural walking, helping to preserve the body for the long term.
When no movement is sensed, the hydraulics stiffen to assist with a natural standing posture, providing equal socket pressures.
The refreshed design incorporates an integrated charging connector with a new LED battery power indicator.
The new software interface has been simplified and refined so that it is now easier than ever for clinicians to set up Elan.
The battery life is now even longer with up to two days usage between charges and a low power mode.
On walking downhill, lower plantar flexion resistance allows the foot to fully contact the slope sooner for improved safety and security. At the same time, increased dorsiflexion resistance provides a braking effect stabilising the user for a safer, more controlled descent.
When walking quickly or up slopes, the plantar flexion resistance increases allowing for more optimal energy storage and return. Combined with a softer dorsiflexion resistance, this aids forward momentum, body position and minimises the effort required to walk fast or uphill.
Standing for longer periods has also just got easier. A network of sensors detect the user is stationary, increasing resistance to help improve balance, stability, reduce effort and encourage a more natural posture.
During swing phase, the ankle remains in a dorsiflexed position increasing toe clearance on every step and reducing the risk of stumbles or falls.
Endolite’s Biomimetic Hydraulic Technology mimics the dynamic and adaptive qualities of muscle actuation to encourage more natural gait. Multiple independent scientific studies, comparing Endolite hydraulic ankle-feet to non-hydraulic feet, have shown:
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MAX. USER WEIGHT
|Max. user weight:||125kg|
|Build height:||170mm sizes 22-26
175mm sizes 27-30
(component weight shown is for a size 26cm without a footshell)
|Size Side||Spring set||Optional dark tone|
|Communications kit (required for programming should be ordered separately)||406431E|
|Battery charger kit||409087E|
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An annual visual inspection is recommended. Check for visual defects that may affect proper function. Maintenance must be carried out by competent personnel.