Posted on 8th December 2015
We are proud to announce that Blatchford has been awarded the British Healthcare Trade Association (BHTA) Product Innovation award for Linx.
Hosted at The Grange St Paul’s Hotel in Central London, the awards were presented by BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull and BHTA Chairman, Mike Lord.
Blatchford CEO Adrian Stenson, who was in London to receive the award, said “Blatchford are thrilled to be recognised by our peers in the industry for innovation, providing world leading technologies that really do improve patient’s lives. The Linx is a fantastic product and it was great to see representatives from the design, operations and clinical/sales team collect the award on behalf of the whole Blatchford team.”
Linx is the world’s first fully integrated lower limb system, allowing the foot and knee to continuously communicate for optimal performance. The judges praised Linx for its ability to give control and security for each step, which encourages better posture and a more natural walking style for above knee amputees.
“We are delighted to win the BHTA Product Innovation Award for our new Linx integrated limb system. The Linx is an amazing product that is the result of a three year development project. The Linx builds on the proven benefits of our Orion microprocessor knee and Elan microprocessor foot.
“The integration of the foot and knee is done by a separate computer control unit that takes information from each which means that the Linx has more information about what the amputee is doing. Because of this the Linx adjusts more realistically to help the user as well as providing additional safety and support features over separate feet and knee units.
“We believe that the Linx is a worthy winner and are extremely pleased that the judges have recognised the hard work of everyone involved in the project.”
Founded in 1917, The British Healthcare Trade Association is the UK’s oldest and largest healthcare trade association, comprising almost 500 companies who make or sell healthcare and assistive technology products.
A few photos from the night: