Nabtesco Corporation is a Japanese manufacturing industry. We have focused on Motion Control Technology and use its expertise to develop products for a variety of applications.
Assistive products department has also used our ingenuity to develop prosthetic components in order to assist people with their personal mobility.
Nabtesco came out with the world’s first MPK（Microprocessor controlled Knee) in 1993.
Determined to develop artificial knee joints that enable a more natural way of walking, since then, we have continued to apply “the world’s first”.
As an amputee, we want to do things differently, we have to modify our lifestyles but truly nice about The ALLUX is that it really accommodates me because of the features and all the functionality it has, there is not really anything I can't do anymore.ALLUX™
I want to continue to show other children that were like me in my situation、that it is not the end of the world, that there is so much more and, yes, everything that they want to do, they absolutely can do. It is just slightly figuring it out a little different.ALLUX™
Being an amputee does not change who you are, it just makes you more of who you are. So if you set your mind to it, you can do anything.Symphony
I lost my leg in the early ‘90s from a houseboat accident, very traumatic accident, I became an amputee at that point. I just like to be able to keep up with my boys, workout, go golfing.Symphony
The ALLUX™ is the world’s first microprocessor knee to provide a realistic motion in comparison to a real knee, using a microprocessor to increase safety and convenience.
The Symphony has an unique 6-bar polycentric structure, which provides stability in the stance phase. An original mechanical sensing mechanism, the p-MRS system automatically detects the walking status and then controls the stability accordingly.
A highly accurate yielding function is embodied in our Intelligent Knee. To the controlled power of the hydraulic system we have added soft pneumatic control. This fusion of microprocessor-controlled technologies gives you a hybrid system that prevents unnerving buckling at the knee, and enables easier walking in greater comfort.
The microprocessor-controlled swing enables adjustment of the knee swing speed to match actual walking speed. In this way, each step can be properly adjusted to minimize feelings of awkwardness. This knee joint is a mature product that was the world’s first launched in 1993.
Single-axis Intelligent Knee with a weight-activated brake
4-bar Intelligent Knee