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Our Technology

Innovators in the Newest Lower Limb Prosthetics Technology

Blatchford is the first and only company to design and manufacture the world’s only integrated lower limb system, the Linx, with Performance Response Technology®, the next generation of biomimetic prosthetics. Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges.

The Linx behaves more like a real leg than anything else in the industry. It does the "thinking" for the amputee; with multiple sensors giving coordinated communication between the foot and knee. 

Linx senses the wearer’s movement so that the amputee does not have to even think about the steps they are going to take.

Jack Wearing Linx and Clinician Programming LinxJack Wearing a Linx system
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Microprocessor-Controlled Knee (MPK)

Orion3 is a hybrid hydraulic/pneumatic MPK that responds in a proportionate and natural way for great stability, and smooth, easy, more comfortable walking.

  • Programming is quick and simple in just two minutes, with extra fine-tuning if required.
  • It offers variable cadence and progressively increases resistance as it flexes to help down stairs or as you sit. 
  • It switches to stumble recovery mode the moment the knee stops flexing.
  • Long battery life of 3 days and magnetic charging connector

Becky Descending the Stairs Wearing an OrionBecky Wearing an Orion3 Knee


Microprocessor-Controlled Ankle/Feet (MPF)

Our microprocessor-controlled hydraulic ankle (MPF), Elan helps take the effort out of being an amputee by mimicking natural PF/DF muscle resistance and ankle motion in real time.

  • Constantly monitors and adapts resistance to speed and terrain.
  • Uniquely assists up slopes and brakes downhill, improving symmetry and reducing energy expenditure.
  • The hydraulic ankle self aligns to the ground, reduces socket pressures, improves posture, balance and reduces the risk of falls.
  • Excellent choice for bilateral amputees.

Georgie Wearing an ElanGeorgy wearing an Elan Ankle Foot

Our other microprocessor-controlled hydraulic ankle we have designed and manufacture is the ElanIC. It is a new addition to the product line and offers two functional improvements to the original version

  • Uniquely assists up slopes and brakes downhill, improving symmetry and reducing energy expenditure.
  • The hydraulic ankle self-aligns to the ground, reduces socket pressures, improves posture, balance and reduces the risk of falls.
  • It’s the most compact and light MPF on the market
  • Induction charging - no plugs to manage, simply place the charger on the back of the ankle

Sian Wearing an ElanIC Walking on a PathSian Wearing an ElanIC

Through science, technology, and a concentrated focus on people, we make mobility dreams possible.

Our employees are not only extremely knowledgeable with our technology and products companywide, but they also work closely with our on-staff Certified Prosthetists to help your practice thrive and grow.

We understand how clinical services for lower limb prosthetics work, the challenges for patients and clinicians, and we use this experience to collaborate with O & P clinics worldwide.


Our Biomimetic Design Encourages Long-Term Health

Lower limb amputees can face health issues long after amputation, and it is the consideration and management of these issues that are crucial to the sustained health of every patient.

We believe long-term musculoskeletal health depends on the replication of the dynamic and adaptive qualities of natural limb movement.

The engineering of nature is the prime source of inspiration at the heart of our biomimetic design philosophy where the development of award-winning prostheses is focused on the long-term health and wellbeing of every amputee.

The human ankle and foot have four main rocker points that allow us to walk efficiently. We observe these natural movements and replicate their structure. This hydraulic technology gives patients a natural and safe walking experience.

Hydraulic ankle technology is core to the Blatchford philosophy. 

Biomimcry Design Philosophy

Blatchford's Catalogue of Products

For over 130 years Blatchford has designed and produced some of the world's most advanced artificial limbs and mobility solutions. Explore all our devices online!

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Orion Angle



A microprocessor controlled hydraulic knee with intelligent speed control.


• Situational Awareness – senses movement and speed to respond accordingly, in real time.
• Enhanced Stability Performance – 5 levels of stance resistance 
    - Controlled Stance Support
    - Standing Support
    - Dynamic Slope and Stair Descent
    - Stumble Recovery
    - Supported Sitting
• Natural Efficient Motion - MPC pneumatics ensure 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°
• Intuitive Programming Software via PC or App
• Lithium Ion batteries with up to 3 days life
• Battery Life Indicator and Low Power Mode

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