With an innovative combination of HTV silicone and prepreg the SiOCX TF features superior functionality, hygiene and comfort. The new SiOCX TF Pro frame socket embodies and adds to these advantages. With the new optional frame structure and a new carbon socket attachment block the SiOCX TF socket system now exhibits even more flexibility and stability.
The demands placed on the prosthetic socket as the interface between human and medical device are especially high. It must be stable, but also flexible and comfortable for the user while walking, standing and sitting. This was the aim of the innovations to the SiOCX TF socket.
Like a second skin – the new SiOCX TF Pro frame socket
Alternatively to the established closed carbon outer socket, Ottobock has developed a frame socket that is also made of carbon prepreg. The SiOCX TF Pro has stable lateral and medial arms with ischial tuberosity support. For static and dynamic stabilisation the two arms are dorsally and ventrally connected with a Dyneema band.
Thus the SiOCX TF Pro maintains a stable volume and provides a secure hold despite its high flexibility.
Given its optimal design the SiOCX TF Pro provides not only greater flexibility, but also a better sense of the surroundings for the user. The user can, for example, sense seat surfaces and his or her sitting position much more clearly. Thus the user feels more secure when sitting, especially on narrow surfaces. However, other environmental influences such as contact or even objects in trouser pockets can be sensed thanks to the frame socket – as if it were a second skin.