Empower

The Empower prosthetic foot was specially designed for active users who navigate varied indoor and outdoor environments and place a high value on the ability to cover longer distances and walk at a higher walking speed.

 

  • Mimics lost muscle function with powered propulsion at toe-off
  • Plantar flexion during rollover provides extra comfort when walking and increased stability when going down slopes
  • Reduces joint strain through increased support on the prosthetic side

 

It's more than a prosthetic foot. It's a foundation.

Battery

The integrated battery lasts up to 8 hours depending on your activity. A dual bay charger can charge two batteries at once in less than 90 minutes.

Battery indicator

The on/off button and the battery indicator that shows the charge level are positioned on the front of the Empower.

Powered propulsion

In combination, the battery-operated motor and the energy-return carbon spring imitate the calf muscles and propel the user forwards.

Three heel wedge options

With three different heel wedge options, your O&P professional can customise shock absorption at heel strike to your individual needs.

Dynamic adjustment

Various sensors are integrated in the Empower. These detect the prosthetic foot's spatial position in real time in order to mimic the natural ankle function.

Taleo Low Profile base spring

The Taleo Low Profile base spring used in the Empower features smooth rollover, efficient energy return and optimal adaptation to various ground conditions.

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Empower

Restore your power.

The Empower prosthetic foot was specially designed for active users who navigate varied indoor and outdoor environments and place a high value on the ability to cover longer distances and walk at a higher walking speed.

 

  • Mimics lost muscle function with powered propulsion at toe-off
  • Plantar flexion during rollover provides extra comfort when walking and increased stability when going down slopes
  • Reduces joint strain through increased support on the prosthetic side

 

It's more than a prosthetic foot. It's a foundation.

Product typeMicroprocessor controlled feet with dynamic ankle rotation
Mobility grade3, 4
Max. body weight130 kg

Empower

The Empower prosthetic foot was specially designed for active users who navigate varied indoor and outdoor environments and place a high value on the ability to cover longer distances and walk at a higher walking speed.

 

  • Mimics lost muscle function with powered propulsion at toe-off
  • Plantar flexion during rollover provides extra comfort when walking and increased stability when going down slopes
  • Reduces joint strain through increased support on the prosthetic side

 

It's more than a prosthetic foot. It's a foundation.

Battery

The integrated battery lasts up to 8 hours depending on your activity. A dual bay charger can charge two batteries at once in less than 90 minutes.

Battery indicator

The on/off button and the battery indicator that shows the charge level are positioned on the front of the Empower.

Powered propulsion

In combination, the battery-operated motor and the energy-return carbon spring imitate the calf muscles and propel the user forwards.

Three heel wedge options

With three different heel wedge options, your O&P professional can customise shock absorption at heel strike to your individual needs.

Dynamic adjustment

Various sensors are integrated in the Empower. These detect the prosthetic foot's spatial position in real time in order to mimic the natural ankle function.

Taleo Low Profile base spring

The Taleo Low Profile base spring used in the Empower features smooth rollover, efficient energy return and optimal adaptation to various ground conditions.

Benefits at a glance

Empower – stimulating power

Mattias goes hiking in the woods with two friends.
Cover longer distances at a higher walking speed

The Empower delivers the exact amount of propulsion that you need to push off and move forward, with every step. 

Mattias walking down a rocky hill.
More stable gait when walking down slopes

When walking downhill, the Empower is lowered to adapt to the slope of the ground. This gives you more stability because you can put your whole foot on the ground faster.

Rob climbing stairs with his Empower.
Coping with everyday life 

Slopes and stairs are often a challenge. Compensating for missing muscle functions requires a great deal of effort. The Empower gives you the power that is needed for forward and upward movements. This enables you to overcome obstacles.

Mattias sitting in a café working on his laptop.
Relief function for a more natural appearance

The Empower is lowered to the floor when sitting. This not only looks more natural, it also relieves your residual limb.

Rob walking around town with his Empower.
Reduced joint strain

The Empower improves the gait pattern by providing support, thus reducing joint strain. The prosthetic foot can also help reduce knee and lower back pain.

Detail view of the Empower Setup app.
Setup app for O&P professionals

Your O&P professional uses the Setup app to customise the Empower prosthetic foot to your needs.

Pen and paper.
Benefits confirmed in studies

Discover scientific information about the Empower. The benefits of the prosthetic foot have been proven in clinical trials. More information can be found in the download section.

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More than a prosthetic foot. It’s a foundation.

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User Experience

Almost effortless

Mattias

It’s amazing that Mattias survived his skiing accident. Since then, he has been driven to motivate and inspire people around the entire world. His energy and positive attitude towards life are contagious! Anything is possible – if you really want it.

Carsten

Carsten demonstrates the benefits of the Empower prosthetic foot in his daily life.

Devin

The Empower changed my life. Thanks to the Empower, I can work an 8-hour shift and more without pain. It is really the most adaptable ankle joint I've ever stood on. The foot has given me back the quality of life that I have been dreaming of for over twelve years. The Empower is really revolutionary.

Rob

“My goal is to get back to where I was before my accident. I often had back pain. I simply wasn’t able to carry out my tasks at work properly. Since I got the Empower, I can do absolutely everything I used to do.”

Functionality

The appropriate impetus for any situation

How the Empower works

The Empower imitates the original functions of the muscles and tendons, thereby ensuring a smoother movement sequence and a more physiological gait pattern. Active propulsion is a unique feature, providing high-energy support for every step. The leg and entire body are propelled forwards. Your weight is gently transferred to the sound limb. At the same time, sensors regulate the intensity of the forward thrust required for the respective situation and the most suitable foot position.

Specifications

Product information

Product typeMicroprocessor controlled feet with dynamic ankle rotation
Mobility grade3, 4
Max. body weight130 kg
Amputation levelTransfemoral amputation, Transtibial amputation
MaterialCarbon

Product Data

Mobility grade3, 4
Max. body weight130 kg
Sideleft (L), right (R)
Size25-30 cm
Weight (without footshell)Approx. 2145 g g*
Weight with normal footshell2145 g*
System height with normal footshell203 mm*
Build height with normal footshell221 mm*
Footshell colourbeige 4, light brown 15
Downloads

Documents

Instructions for use
1A1-2Instructions for use

Download (Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlandse, Svenska, PDF 2 MB) Instructions for use
Declaration of conformity
1A1-2Declaration of conformity

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Declaration of Conformity for 1A1-1
Download (English, PDF 2 MB) Declaration of conformity
FAQS

Answers for you

Who is the Empower prosthetic foot suitable for?

The Empower was designed for active users who navigate varied indoor and outdoor environments and place a high value on the ability to cover longer distances and walk at a higher walking speed. It is suitable for users weighing up to 130 kg and is available in sizes 25–30 cm. Both transfemoral and transtibial amputees can benefit from the advantages of this prosthetic foot.

How long will the battery last?

The battery lasts up to eight hours, depending on the intensity of use. This means you may have to change the battery once during the day. The battery charge level is easy to read on the display. Two batteries can be charged simultaneously in a dual bay charger in less than 90 minutes.

Is the Empower waterproof?

The Empower is not waterproof due to its mechatronic components. However, the prosthetic foot is protected against splashed water, so a sudden rain shower during a walk is no problem.

How is the Empower different from the Meridium prosthetic foot?

Our Empower and Meridium mechatronic prosthetic feet differ with respect to the user target group and technical functions. The Empower is suitable for active users (MG 3-4), the Meridium for moderately active users (MG 2-3). With powered propulsion, the Empower supports you at toe-off. With the prosthetic foot, you can cover longer distances at a higher speed. Meridium offers intuitive adaptation and a more natural movement sequence, especially on uneven terrain or when wearing shoes with different heel heights. If you want to learn more about Meridium, click here.

Can I test the Empower as a user?

Yes, you can test the Empower prosthetic foot. Many certified medical supply companies offer a trial fitting. Just talk to your O&P professional. The trial fitting takes place over a predetermined period of time and is monitored by Ottobock when needed.

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The Meridium prosthetic foot was specially designed for moderately active users who navigate varied indoor and outdoor environments and place a high value on intuitive adaptation that replicates natural movement.

  • Constant adaptations within the foot adjust to changes in terrain like uneven ground and slopes
  • The microprocessor controls the smooth hydraulic rollover and makes walking feel effortless
  • Automatic heel height adjustment for easy shoe changes

It's more than a prosthetic foot. It’s a foundation.

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