Since 2010 Contur has been operating an R&D department responsible for the development of the lower leg prosthesis. In the years 2010-2013 the company realised a project co-financed by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development (PARP) for the development of an active lower leg prosthesis. The result has helped broaden the knowledge and technology of active prostheses and identified further technological challenges faced by manufacturers of such solutions. The new technical solutions were applied in the developed technology. The active prosthesis is the result of many years of work.

The company's team has recently developed a new concept for further product development, the expected result of which is to be a hybrid lower leg prosthesis.

The project assumes the construction of a hybrid lower leg prosthesis operating in passive mode on flat terrain and in active mode on slopes and stairs, thanks to the use of an engine. The combination of these two functionalities will be possible by using an invention developed and submitted by the applicant in the form of a type of coupling. The invention will feature a transmission-clutch system that will enable coupling and decoupling of the drive mechanism depending on the type of terrain.

The project goal is a significantly improved product with the following characteristics:

The hybrid lower leg prosthesis will offer a truly unique solution.


Tytuł projektu: Opracowanie hybrydowej protezy podudzia

Umowa o dofinasowanie: POIR.01.01.01-00-0244/18-00