SIMPLE, FAST & HIGH QUALITY
amparo is redesigning prosthetic care to change the experience for amputees & their orthopaedic technicians. We believe that prostheses for recent amputees can be improved to help people with a faster recovery - physical and psychological. With the confidence socket the fitting process is immediate. Amputees will get their prostheses in less than two hours, allowing rehabilitation to start right away. Using human-centred design amparo has developed the first all-in-one prosthetic socket. Our solution is a simple alternative to traditional sockets supporting amputees on their first steps.
“The best interim socket I've ever seen!”
The main users of the confidence socket are recent amputees. The fitting process can be done anywhere, in the hospital or at the patients home. The socket is directly moulded to the residual limb like a second skin. Our innovative materials allow the socket to be re-moulded as many times as necessary. This enables the whole recovery process to happen with only one prosthesis. It accommodates the early stump volume changes that happen after surgery, providing amputees with the perfect fit at all times.
"No more waiting time to get my leg."
The whole prosthesis can be fitted for walking in a single two-hour appointment.
The socket is easily re-moulded for stump volume changes in early stage recovery.
Its re-usability secures the entire recovery process with only one prosthetic socket.
Your technician can come to the hospital or to your home for the fitting process.
It has a full-contact-design making it extremely comfortable to wear.
world record speed
Our innovative technology makes it possible to fit a leg in less than two hours.
The confidence socket is ideal for orthopaedic workshops that want to provide fast and high-quality services to their clients. It´s also excellent for technicians who want to offer mobile services, or have to travel long distances to provide a prosthesis. It doesn't require any heavy machines. In fact, all tools fit in a sports bag. There are different socket sizes that fit a large range of amputees. Therefore, the entire socket-making and fitting process takes just one appointment and can be done in less than two hours.
“Less psychological stress for our patients.”
As fewer steps are required, technicians can fit up to 5 times as many clients.
The entire socket can be adjusted as many times as needed by the patient.
80% of labor time (socket-making, traveling & socket iteration) can be saved.
The whole prothesis can be fitted anywhere as required tools are kept to a minimum.
The entire fitting process can be easily learned in a very short amount of time.
THE FIRST ALL-IN-ONE TRANSTIBIAL SOCKET
The confidence socket is being developed to be part of every amputee's first prosthesis. It gives them confidence and support on their first steps after surgery. Patients can get a prosthesis in only one appointment while they are still in the hospital or at their home. This enables amputees to start rehabilitation much sooner. Stress and psychological challenges are reduced helping them to quickly walk again. With a simple and fast fitting process, the prosthesis is ready to be used in less than two hours. The confidence socket came to change-the-game for prosthetics. Now amputees can rely on one socket during their entire recovery (interim) phase.
Pre-Assembled Socket: It already has a mounting plate, a passive valve and a silicone cushion attached. It comes in four different sizes to fit the majority of transtibial amputees.
Re-Moldable Materials: It is made of an innovative thermoplastic that can be re-molded as many times as necessary and thus, accommodate stump volume changes.
SIMPLE & QUICK FITTING
Direct Molding Technique: It is designed to be molded directly on the amputee´s residual limb, reducing the entire process to a few simple steps that require basic tools.
"You guys have the potential to shake the world!"
The confidence socket simplifies the entire process for socket-making and fitting. Technicians can provide a prosthesis in less than two hours, reducing it to only one appointment. It requires only basic tools and can be done outside of the orthopaedic workshop. When the residual limb changes over time, technicians can re-mold the socket and provide a full-contact fit once again. This process can be repeated as many times as necessary depending on the amputee's needs.
1. Leg Measurements
Stump measurements define the appropriate confidence socket size.
2. Socket Molding
After the socket is heated, it can be easily molded to the residual limb.
3. Socket Alignment
There is plenty time to provide an accurate statical alignment.
4. Socket Tightening
A full-contact fit is achived by using a small vaccuum pump.
Lucas Paes de Melo
CEO - Design Thinker, Public Health - & Business Strategist
CTO - Product Engineer
"The Hands-On Creator"
COO - Lean Process & Production Engineer
Designer - Industrial Designer & Occupational Therapist
"The Creative Mind"
Engineer - Integrated Engineer
Admin - Office Administrator & Master Crafstwoman
Master CPO and Managing Director "Koch Orthopädie GmbH"
Consultant, Design Thinker & Innovation Coach (Dschool)
PhD. Mechanical Engineering & Professor of Engineering Design (PennState University)
PhD. Biomechanical Engineer & Testing and Analisys Specialist (RPI)