VERY GOOD KNEE (VGK)

Very Good Knee is a family of prosthetic knee joints for above knee amputees, combining innovative design with dynamic physics, renewing movement and freedom for amputees around the globe. There are the Very Good Knee-Go!  (VGK-Go!) and the Very Good Knee-Short Transfemoral (VGK-S).

The VGK-Go! and VGK-S are adaptive fluidic knee joints using microkinetic processor technology, unlike the battery dependent microprocessor controlled and basic hydraulic knees. An exciting patented Third Technology, developed by an expert prosthetist / CPO and Mechanical Engineer. These unique knees are based on a profound clinical assessment of a patient’s daily requirements to the prosthesis necessary for productive life and work.

VGK is a philosophy, promoting an active life, safety and independence. it builds on the concept that one device should deliver all of essential functions:

Active life. A VGK gives you an opportunity to work and relax without any restrictions, as it provides a set of all the most important functions. A VGK immediately adjusts to your movement whether that’s kneeling in the garden, walking down stairs or taking a dip in the pool.

Very Good Knee VGK-Go!Safety.  VGK-Go! is safe prosthetic knee joint with a high flexion resistance that does not require activation by applying body weight. The unique ‘stumble recovery’ function of the VGK-Go! prevents amputees from tumbling. Thanks to its dynamic design, it performs faultlessly when soaked, heated or cooled.

Would the residual limb (stump) be rather short, then there is the VGK-S specifically designed to support the amputee in developing their mobility.

Independence. To perform its functions a VGK does not need any source of energy and therefore, does not require charging. You can feel free to do whatever you want and as long as you need.

 

VGK-Go! Core Features:

  • Safety and stability in stance / selectable stance modes: free /semi locked/ yield resistance
  • Outstanding stumble recovery
  • Variable and adaptive gait
  • Capable of leg over leg walking down stairs
  • Designed for active use; splash water resistant
  • Self powered control (no batteries required)

 

VGK-S Core Features:Very Good Knee VGK Short Transfemoral

 

  • Hip motion activated stance control
  • Voluntary and reflex stumble recovery, even on a partially flexed knee
  • Variable and adaptive gait
  • Capable of leg over leg walking down stairs
  • Designed for active use; splash water resistant
  • Self powered control (no batteries required)
  • Compatible with lightweight feet

A Very Good Knee jumps past the basic features of conventional mechanical prosthetic knee joints and meets the expectations raised by electronically controlled ones. It’s an amazing new alternative for leg amputees!

 

 

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