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05-31-2012

Prosthetic Foot Wins Medical Design Award

The Rhythm Foot is an innovative and affordable prosthetic made with DuPont Hytrel.

The Rhythm Foot is an innovative and affordable prosthetic made with DuPont Hytrel.

An innovative and affordable prosthetic foot, made with DuPont Hytrel, won the gold award in the rehabilitation and assistive-technology products category at this year’s Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA), a prestigious design competition for the medical technology industry

The Niagara Foot is a field-adjustable prosthetic that enables improved mobility for people everywhere who have lost lower limbs. The foot, in its next generation, is now named the Rhythm Foot. DuPont, Wilmington, UK, received a 2012 MDEA certificate as supplier of the material used to produce the Rhythm Foot. The flexibility and durability of Hytrel, a polyester elastomer, is essential to the foot’s superior function and energy return.

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