The Empower is an innovation in the field of prosthetic feet. It is equipped with an active ankle joint, making it the only prosthetic foot with powered propulsion.
Only the Empower continues to offer the combination of power, control, and stability:
- Emulates the function and power of lost muscles and tendons 1,2
- Provides energy instead of taking it away – even up ramps, hills and stairs 1,6
- Life-like ankle movement that normalizes userʼs walking gait 4
- Reduces joint forces which may result in less pain and fewer long-term orthopedic problems 1,2,5,6
- Adjusts ankle power, resistance, and flexion in real time
- Provides balance on variable terrain 3
Scope of delivery:
(1) 1A1-1 Empower Foot
(1) 2C14 Footshell
(1) SL=SPECTRA-SOCK Spectra Sock
(2) 757B38 Battery
(1) 757L38 Dual Bay Charger
* A trial must be completed prior to order, contact your local sales rep to schedule a trial.
Utilizing tablet-based software, you can customize the Empower Ankle for each individual user. The software and the tablet are delivered together with the first order.
1. Herr H., Grabowski A. (2012): Bionic ankle-foot prosthesis normalizes walking gait for persons with leg amputation, Proc Biol Sci. Vol. 7, 279(1728): 457–464.
2. Ferris A., Aldridge J., Sturdy J., Wilken J. (2011): Evaluation of the Biomimetic Properties of a New Powered Ankle-Foot Prosthetic System, Dept. of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center,Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA. Presented at American Society of Biomechanics.
3. Gates D., Aldridge J., Wilken J. (2013): Kinematic comparison of walking on uneven ground using powered and unpowered prostheses, Clinical Biomechanics, 28, 467–472.
4. Aldridge J., Ferris F., Sturdy J., Wilken J. (2012): Stair ascent Kinematics and Kinetics with a Powered Lower Leg System Following Transtibial Amputation, Gait & Posture, Vol. 36, 291–295.
5. Grabowski A., D’Andrea S. (2013): Effects of a powered ankle-foot prosthesis on kinetic loading of the unaffected leg during level-ground walking, Neuroeng Rehabil., 10:49.
6. Esposito E., et al. (2015): Step-to-step transition work during level and inclined walking using passive and powered ankle-foot prostheses, Prosthet Orthot Int.
|Maximum Body Weight||287 lbs (130 kg)|
|Sizes||25 cm - 30 cm|
|Product Weight (w/o footshell)||4.25 lbs (1928 g)|
|Product Weight (with footshell)||4.75 lbs (2200 g)|
|~ Min. Clearance Height (Size 28 cm)||222 mm (8 3/4")|
Private Payer Billing Tips
LL Prosthetic Documentation Packet
Reimbursement: Documentation Guide
Published Date: February 28, 2020
Empower Spec Sheet
Published Date: December 1, 2017
Empower Foot Brochure: Information for Practitioners
Published Date: August 1, 2018
Foot Family Poster
Published Date: November 1, 2018
Ottobock Warranty Packages
Published Date: April 1, 2019