b'Geek Hub | Engineer InnovationFigure 1: These images show how we discussed the dimensions of this deviceEvery July, Hampton Court, UK iswearer a much more natural and turned upside down as the Royaleconomical walking motion. These Horticultural Society Flower Showlimbs give the wearer much more touches down. The usually quiet(ish)confidence to walk without the fear of little town is transformed into afalling, allowing them to get back to a gardeners haven. Quirky touchesmore normal and active lifestyle.along with beautiful planting covers every available space. When RayBefore settling on her C-Leg, another Edwards, founder of Limbcare,prosthetic was trialed, the first one informed Debbie Searle, Marketingwas far too heavy. The knee alone was Specialist at Mentor, A Siemens1.5kg thus making her prosthetic leg Business, that Limbcare were going toweigh just over 6kg. be at this years event, she championed a petition for Siemens to become aThe second knee trialed was much Gold sponsor of the Limbcare stand.lighter and allowed her to make the Aside from supporting a really goodmost of the features provided by cause, this event gave us a really goodthe micro-processor. The knee opportunity to learn how technologyanalyzes gait and works out can actually enrich lives. what the knee is required to do. It allows Debbie to walk at Debbie lost her leg in 2015 due towhatever speed she needs and complications when she contractedcatches her if she stumbles. It Strep A. Later that year, with a lot ofalso recognizes if she is walking hard work, she was up and walking onon slopes and ramps the resistance a prosthetic with a mechanical kneeup or down. The brain behind all of joint. These prostheses work well, butthis is powerful and working the big problem with them is that thereconstantly. The engineering team is a very high risk of falling. Unless youwanted to see exactly how hard it was land your stride in the perfect position,working and if that affected the the knee has no resistance and willperformance of the prosthetic as a collapse, leaving the wearer on thewhole.floor.Mike Gruetzmacher is the Just over two years later DebbieSimcenter FLOEFD Software progressed to a micro-processor knee.Specialist for Mentor. Mike These sophisticated knees house a PCB,created a model using the battery, sensors and a resistancehardware and technical mechanism. The software analyzes thedetails provided by Debbie, motion and speed of the wearer and isand additional new questions able to adjust the resistance to give theput to her due to never 71'