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Empowering Amputees Worldwide

 
 
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REVOLUTIONIZing PROSTHETICS

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!”


AmputeeS

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."

 

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ONE VISIT

The whole prosthesis can be fitted for walking in a single two-hour appointment.

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RE-USABLE

The socket is easily re-moulded for stump volume changes in early stage recovery.

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ECONOMIC

Its re-usability secures the entire recovery process with only one prosthetic socket.

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ANYWHERE

Your technician can come to the hospital or to your home for the fitting process.

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COMFORTABLE

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.

 

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TECHNICIANS

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.”


 
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QUICK

As fewer steps are required, technicians can fit up to 5 times as many clients.

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RE-MOLDABLE

The entire socket can be adjusted as many times as needed by the patient.

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COST-EFFICIENT

80% of labor time (socket-making, traveling & socket iteration) can be saved.

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MOBILE

The whole prothesis can be fitted anywhere as required tools are kept to a minimum.

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EASY

The entire fitting process can be easily learned in a very short amount of time.

 
 

THE PRODUCT

CONFIDENCE SOCKET

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. 

Technical Data

All-IN-ONE SOCKET 

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.

VOLUME ADJUSTABILITY

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 Process

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.

     
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    1. Leg Measurements

    Stump measurements define the appropriate confidence socket size.

     
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    2. Socket Molding

    After the socket is heated, it can be easily molded to the residual limb. 

     
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    3. Socket Alignment

    There is plenty time to provide an accurate statical alignment.

     
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    4. Socket Tightening

    A full-contact fit is achived by using a small vaccuum pump. 

     
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    THE Team

     
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    Lucas Paes de Melo

    CEO - Design Thinker, Public Health - & Business Strategist

    "The Visionary"

     
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    Wesley Teerlink

    CTO - Product Engineer

    "The Hands-On Creator"

     
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    Felix Dietrich

    COO - Lean Process & Production Engineer

    "The Go-Getter"

     
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    Eva Lüke

    Designer - Industrial Designer & Occupational Therapist

    "The Creative Mind"

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    Chris Comparey

    Engineer - Integrated Engineer

    "The McGyver"

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    Silja Goetzmann

    Admin - Office Administrator

    "The Stuff-Organizer"

     

    SPONSORSHIPS 

     
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    Expertise Network

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    Daniel Koch

    Master CPO and Managing Director "Koch Orthopädie GmbH"

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    Marco Eisenberg

    Consultant, Design Thinker & Innovation Coach (Dschool)

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    Jessica Menold

    PhD. Mechanical Engineering & Professor of Engineering Design (PennState University)

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    Matthew Dion

    PhD. Biomechanical Engineer & Testing and Analisys Specialist (RPI)