On Monday I spent the day up at Procare (my prosthetist’s office) serving as a patient model for a new knee they were being certified on, called the Genium. Beyond just helping them get certified, I also had the opportunity to try out the new leg.
It was very cool. It made walking feel more natural than my C-Leg does and made things like walking up hill MUCH easier. My prosthetist and I are going to write a letter of justification to my insurance so hopefully they will approve it and I can upgrade to this new technology.
While I was there I started taking pictures for a photography series I am doing called “Amputee” where I am taking a series of documentary style pictures that show the various things you see living life as an amputee. Here are the shots I got the other day.