Linx

Suitable for outdoor use
Bluetooth Connectivity
Activity Level 3

Linx has been designed to deliver an experience that mimics the incredible and complex structure of the human leg by actively sensing and analysing data on the user movement, activity, environment and terrain providing a coordinated stream of instructions to the hydraulic support system.

The result is a walking experience that is closer to nature than ever before, giving the user the freedom and confidence to get on with their life.

 

MacRobert Engineering Award Winner 2016

Key Features

  • Situational Awareness – Integrated sensors continuously collect data to seamlessly adapt the limb’s response
  • Varying levels of stance resistance to optimise safety at all times:

– Standing support
– Supported sitting
– Controlled stance support
– Stumble recovery
– Dynamic stair descent
– Dynamic slope descent

  • Cycling Mode and Fixed Angle Flexion Lock Mode
  • Knee Flexion to 130°
  • Intuitive Programming Software via PC or App
  • Up to 3 days battery life
  • Sandal Toe Foot Shell

Linx Video

Precision Performance

Integrated sensors continually analyse data, adjusting the hydraulic technology to seamlessly align the leg for the next step. This integrated and coordinated limb response ensures fast adjustment times and easy navigation of slopes and steps, allowing the user to think about where they are going, rather than how they are going to get there.

Superior Comfort

Amputees can face health issues long after amputation, with lower limb amputees being 2-3 times more likely to develop osteoarthritis compared to the general population.1

Long term musculoskeletal health depends on the replication of the dynamic and adaptive qualities of natural limb movement, and Linx is the world’s first lower limb prosthesis to incorporate a completely integrated response system to serve this user need.

Linx - Superior Comfort

Exceptional Safety

The varying levels of stance support that Linx provides helps to increase the user’s confidence and independence, reducing the risk of stumbles or falls to help ensure more balanced limb loading for greater long term health and protection. Linx provides optimal stance support, whether walking in a crowded environment, on uneven terrain, slopes, steps or when standing. This unique combination of the integrated stance support and hydraulic technology within Linx contribute to the user’s safety.

Linx - Controlled Stance Support

Controlled Stance Support

Supportive resistance throughout stance phase provides optimal stability for walking with greater safety and less effort on a variety of surfaces.

Linx - Standing Support

Standing Support

Maximum resistance stabilises knee and foot on both flat and sloped terrain, encouraging better posture and balanced loading to relieve pressure on the sound limb and lower back.

Linx - Stumble Recovery

Stumble Recovery

Stance resistance engages during swing phase extension to ensure knee stability, should the user stumble. Under such circumstances the flexion resistance dynamically increases to provide enhanced stumble recovery.

Linx - Dynamic Stair Descent

Dynamic Stair Descent

With immediate support from the first step, knee resistance progressively increases with knee flexion for enhanced control and safety when descending stairs.

Linx - Dynamic Slope Descent

Dynamic Slope Descent

The integrated knee and foot response allows the user to walk leg-over-leg on intermediate slopes.

Real Life Linx Stories

 

Smart Programming App

DownloadAppStoreProgramming Linx just got faster and simpler with the new Linx Programming App for clinicians available on iOS. 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 “Linx programming”.
    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 Linx!

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.

Linx Technical Data

Max. User Weight:

125kg*
275lb*

Activity Level:

3

Size Range:

22-30cm

Component Weight:

2.6kg
5lb 11oz

Build Height:

470-565mm
18½" - 22¼"

Heel Height:

10mm

*For weights above 125kg up to 150kg contact a Blatchford representative.
**Maximum user weight 100 kg and always use one higher spring rate category than shown in Spring selection table.
†Component weight shown is for a size 26cm without foot shell.