Elan mimics natural muscle resistance and ankle motion by adapting hydraulic resistance levels to optimise stability when standing, on slopes and uneven terrain. This encourages more symmetrical limb loading, faster walking speed and reduced compensatory movements. The ankle pivot point is optimally positioned close to the natural weight line for a more natural response through the gait cycle.
The result is smoother, safer and more natural walking, helping to preserve the body for the long term.
Microprocessor controlled self-aligning plantar flexion and dorsiflexion
Standing support mode increases resistance when stationary to help improve balance, stability, reduce effort and encourage a more natural posture
Variable response to speed changes
Increased plantar flexion resistance allows for more energy storage and return when walking quickly or up slopes
Ankle remains dorsiflexed during swing phase to increase toe clearance and reduce risk of trips and falls
Batteries contained within ankle
Increased dorsiflexion resistance provides a brake when walking down slopes for improved safety and stability
Sandal Toe Footshell