Orion3 MPK

 The new and improved Orion3 is now available with enhanced features; bringing together everything users love about this intelligent microprocessor knee with even more advanced technology, for a superior walking experience.  Orion3 is designed to prioritise the safety and stability for activity level 3 walkers, offering a very natural experience across different terrains and speeds. The Orion3 upgrade introduces improvements that promise to give the user even more control of their health and mobility.from Blatchford is an intelligent microprocessor knee with Smart Programming which means the knee can be calibrated to each user based on their walking speed and gait cycle. It is suitable for activity 2 to 4 amputees who would benefit from stability on different terrains, slopes and steps and for those wishing to walk naturally and efficiently at either single or varying speeds.

  • Situational Awareness – an Inertial Measurement Unit senses movement and speed to respond accordingly, in real time
  • Enhanced Stability Performance – 5 levels of stance resistance optimises safety at all times

– Controlled Stance Support
– Standing Support
– Dynamic Slope and Stair Descent
– Stumble Recovery
– Supported Sitting

  • Natural Efficient Motion – MPC pneumatics ensure energy efficient and smooth swing at multiple speeds

– Optimal Stance Release
– Adaptive Speed Control
– Terminal Swing Damping

  • Cycling Mode and Fixed Angle Flexion Lock Mode
  • Knee Flexion to 130°
  • Lithium Ion batteries with up to 3 days life, dependent on usage
  • Battery Life Indicator and Low Power Mode
  • New! Heel Rise Damping
  • New! Stair Descent Recognition 
  • New! Training Mode
  • New! Stance Flexion
  • New! Recessed, covered and magnetic charging point
  • New! Programming App for Android and iOS
  • New! Button Programming Functionality 

Download the Orion3 Datasheet to read more about the new and enhanced features.

Programming Orion3 just got faster and simpler with the new Orion3 Programming App for clinicians available on iOS and Android . With its simple to follow automated smart programming, you can complete limb set up with fewer steps whilst still having access to more advanced fine tuning if required.

Orion3 Brochure

Enhanced Stability Performance

Enhanced Stability Performance (ESP) increases the user’s confidence and independence, reducing the risk of stumbles or falls and ensuring more balanced limb loading for greater long term health and protection.

ESP adapts hydraulic resistance in real time, providing optimal stance support whether walking in a crowded environment, on uneven terrain, slopes, steps and now also when standing. With situational awareness, Orion3 continuously monitors the user’s activity and responds accordingly for greater safety.

Orion3 Controlled Stance Support

Controlled Stance Support

Supportive resistance throughout stance phase provides optimal stability for walking with greater safety and less effort on all-terrain.

Orion3 Standing Support

Standing Support

Maximum resistance stabilises knee, on both at and slopes, encouraging better posture and balanced loading to relieve pressure on sound limb and lower back.

Orion3 Stumble Recovery

Stumble Recovery

Stance resistance engages during swing phase extension to ensure knee stability should the user stumble.

Orion3 Stair Descent

Dynamic Slope & Stair Descent

Knee resistance progressively increases with immediate support on the first step and increasing support with further knee flexion for enhanced control and safety when descending stairs or slopes.

Orion3 Supported Sitting

Supported Sitting

Progressive hydraulic resistance ensures greater support and control to sit down with safety and confidence and more balanced loading across both limbs.

 

Natural Efficient Motion

Knee flexion during swing phase varies according to walking speed. With microprocessor pneumatic swing control, Orion3 controls heel rise across a range of walking speeds for a more natural swing. The pneumatic spring also makes it easier to initiate swing, saving energy with every step and ensuring more natural knee flexion at lower speeds.

*Studies have shown the reduced physiological cost of walking, with reduction in energy expenditure by up to 20% – please refer to our clinical compendium for further details.

Smart Programming App

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Programming Orion3 just got faster and simpler with the new Orion3 Programming App for clinicians available on iOS and Android. With its simple to follow automated smart programming, you can complete limb set up with fewer steps whilst still having access to more advanced fine tuning if required. 

This app is for clinicians who have completed a Blatchford approved training course and requires an authorisation code:

  1. Download the app from the App Store, search for “Orion3”.
    If using an iPad please choose “iPhone Only” when searching.
  2. On first use, send the 8 digit “Authorisation Request Code” to your Blatchford representative.
  3. Enter the 12 digit code provided by your Blatchford representative into the app.
  4. Start programming Orion3!

For support questions please contact Blatchford Technical Support at technical.support@blatchford.co.uk

* Compatible with all models of iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch running iOS v9 or later.

Technical Information