REDONDO BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Arm Dynamics (AAD), the nation’s leading provider of upper extremity prosthetic rehabilitation services, announced the creation of the all-new “Reverb Arm,” an activity-specific prosthetic arm that has MP3 playing capability with amplified sound quality.
“The “Reverb Arm” is all about the cool factor for upper extremity amputees,” said Chris Lake, southwest clinical director of Advanced Arm Dynamics. “This is ‘Monster Garage’ meets the prosthetic industry. Just about any upper extremity amputee that would want the Reverb Arm, could have it. Our ability to look at other aspects of our patients’ lives enables our team to try new things and create what works best for our patients. The Reverb Arm would be useful to active upper extremity patients who like to work out.” For video and photos of the development of the Reverb Arm, see Advanced Arm Dynamics (AAD).
Bernie Diamond, a patient of Advanced Arm Dynamics of the Southwest was able to put the Reverb Arm to real world use on a recent ski trip with other amputees.
“This is so cool. The sound quality was crystal clear and the device itself was light and small, not bulky at all. I was able to hold onto the ski poles and still enjoy listening to my iPod,” said Mr. Diamond. “The sound was so loud, it could be heard up to seventy yards away.”
The development approach included trying to optimize the speaker placement so that the sound could echo through the socket providing depth to the bass.
“We were able to maximize the acoustic quality within the sound and power the MP3 player utilizing the prosthetic battery,” commented Mr. Lake. “Each day we challenge ourselves, to push a little bit farther, to find the most creative solutions for our patients.”
“I get so many comments about my arm from people…how cool it looks. I’ve got my own stereo arm,” said Mr. Diamond.
About Advanced Arm Dynamics
Advanced Arm Dynamics, Inc. (AAD) is the nation’s leading provider of upper extremity prosthetic rehabilitation services. AAD empowers patients to return to work and lead active lifestyles by working with each patient throughout the fitting and rehabilitation process. The company’s services include state-of-the art technologies and techniques, rehabilitation planning, insurance justification and authorization negotiations, occupational therapy and psychological counseling and a patient-to-patient mentoring program. Advanced Arm Dynamics Centers of Excellence facilities are located in Texas, Iowa and Oregon. For additional information on Advanced Arm Dynamics, please visit our Web site at www.armdynamics.com.
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