Empowering Active Seniors with Energy
About the EASE Study
This study will evaluate mobility among those 62 and older with the emPOWER Ankle, an FDA cleared prosthetic device. The emPOWER Ankle mimics biologic ankle movement, providing positive push off power which can normalize gait to enable a more natural stride.
The emPOWER Ankle is intended to replace a missing foot and ankle. The device is to be used exclusively for fittings of lower extremity amputations as prescribed by a healthcare professional. The emPOWER Ankle does not work for everyone and individual results may vary. The most common complications are complete battery discharge which may reduce walking distance and speed, improper tuning or improper walking up and down stairs which my increase the risk of falls.
You may qualify for the EASE Trial if you:
- Are 62 years of age or older
- Have been a unilateral, below-knee amputee for at least one year
- Are able to walk in the community on your current prosthetic device
- Do not have a history of stroke that impairs your walking
EASE Trial Locations
We are looking for study participants in the following locations:
- Illinois (Chicago area)
- Nebraska (Omaha area)
- Oregon (Eugene area)
- Texas (Houston area
EASE Trial Participation
Study participation will require three scheduled half-day visits to the study site, completion of online and written evaluations and a short period of “at home” use of the emPOWER Ankle (approx. 14 days). The length of participation in this study will be approximately 30-45 days from time of enrollment. You will be provided a stipend to cover transportation and other expenses related to your participation. At the end of the study, you may be asked to participate in a longer follow-up study that will allow you to continue to use the emPOWER Ankle.
To see if you may be a candidate for this study, please answer the following series of questions. Your responses will be used only for purposes of determining study participation. Your responses will not be shared outside of the study with any party.
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