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Empower

Item #: 1A1-2

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Suggested HCPCS Coding: L5973 + L5969 (or + L5999 if payer does not list L5969)
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Restrictions to Coding and/or Coverage may apply

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Overview

Empower is the only commercially available microprocessor foot with powered propulsion. By combining a mechatronic ankle joint with the high-energy carbon of the Taleo Low Profile foot, Empower imitates the lost muscle function that propels people forward.
 

  • Emulates lost muscle function by actively supplying energy at toe off1
  • Active plantar flexion during loading of the limb provides extra comfort when walking and increased stability when walking downhill on slopes2
  • Relief function for a more natural appearance when sitting and relief of residual limb
  • Reduces joint forces and has been shown to reduce knee and lower back pain3
  • Splashproof (IP24)

A trial must be completed prior to ordering Empower. Contact your local sales rep to schedule a trial.

 

Scope of delivery:

(1) 1A1-2 Empower
(1) 2C16 Footshell
(1) 2F50 heel wedge set (comprising three different degrees of hardness)
(2) 757B38 battery
(1) 757L38 dual bay charger
(1) 757L39 power supply
(1) BM-214 power cord
(1) Black Spectra sock
(1) 743Y840=V1 Empower tablet*

*Empower tablet only delivered with customer's first order of Empower foot.


Software:

The new Empower Setup App guides qualified clinicians step-by-step though the Empower fitting process. Available on the Google Play Store, you can customize Empower for each individual user using your Android device.

 

1 Esposito, E. et al. 2016; Herr, H. et al. 2012
2 Gates, D. et al. 2013
3 Kannenberg A. et al. 2020 (in peer review process)

 

Specifications

Activity Level K3
Maximum Body Weight 287 lbs (130 kg)
Sizes 25 cm - 30 cm
Weight w/o footshell (Size 27 cm) 4.3 lbs (1950 g)
Weight w/ footshell (Size 27 cm) 4.7 lbs (2145 g)
Footshell Shape Normal shape with +/- 10 mm heel height
Footshell Color Beige (4), Brown (15)
Footshell Shape Normal shape with +/- 10 mm heel height
~Min. Clearance Height w/ footshell (Size 27 cm) 221 mm (8 3/4")
Range of Motion 22° (plantar flexion)

Documents

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Instructions for Use (User) - Empower

Instructions for Use: (EN)

Publish date: Mar 2, 2021

PDF Document (Ottobock Empower User IFU 2-18-21.pdf | 1 MB)

Instructions for Use (Professionals) - Empower

Instructions for Use: (EN)

Publish date: Mar 2, 2021

PDF Document (Ottobock Empower Qualified Personnel IFU 2-18-21.pdf | 1 MB)

Empower Professionals Brochure

Brochure: (EN)

Publish date: Mar 1, 2021

PDF Document (Ottobock_Empower_Technician_Bro_Tri-fold_19167_02-21.pdf | 1 MB)

Empower - Specification Sheet

Product Information: ()

Publish date: Mar 1, 2021

PDF Document (Ottobock_Empower_Technical Spec Sheet_19165_02-21.pdf | 1 MB)

Foot Family Poster

Product Information: (EN)

Publish date: Nov 1, 2018

PDF Document (14485-Foot-Family-Poster-LO.pdf | 346 KB)

Empower Reimbursement Guide

Reimbursement: (EN)

Publish date: Mar 1, 2021

PDF Document (Empower_ReimbursementGuide_020921.pdf | 557 KB)

Empower Evidence Essentials

Reimbursement: (EN)

Publish date: Mar 1, 2021

PDF Document (Empower_Evidence Essentials_020921.pdf | 113 KB)

Empower Bibliography

Reimbursement: ()

Publish date: Mar 1, 2021

PDF Document (EmpowerBibliography_022221.pdf | 122 KB)

Empower Private Pay Billing Tips

Reimbursement: (EN)

Publish date: Mar 1, 2021

PDF Document (EmpowerPrivatePayBillingTips_020921-US.pdf | 305 KB)

UL Documentation Packet

Reimbursement: (EN)

Publish date: Feb 28, 2020

PDF Document (UL_Documentation_Packet_02280.pdf | 2 MB)

LL Prosthetic Activity Chart 

Reimbursement: (EN)

Publish date: 

PDF Document (LLProstDailyActivityChart_01090.pdf | 129 KB)