Prosthetic Knee - Leg Lift Project

Approximately 6 percent of U.S. military veterans with limb amputations are classified as bilateral, above-the-knee amputees. Restricted movement of the leg at the knee joint while walking on inclined surfaces or stair cases adds unnecessary strain due to the individual's need to use Leg-Lift-Team-10-11-Photohis/her upper body to move up and down stair cases.

The Prosthetic Knee-Leg Lift project will build upon the advances already achieved, further refining the design to maximize the prosthesis’ security and comfort, and reduce the weight of the design. A redesign of the device for a bilateral, above-the-knee amputee should focus on making it easier for the user to climb stairs and will enable these individuals to gain access to any location, including work places, regardless of ADA compliance. Click the photo below to see the Cal Poly student project team members. It is the team’s intent that the Prosthetic Knee – Leg Lift Project will be quiet, convenient, and helpful to amputees who want the same mobility that others can achieve.

Donations for the Prosthetic Knee-Leg Lift  and the Myoelectric Mouse projects were made to QL+ on March 28, 2012, at the Golden Eagle Dinner; no further donations are being accepted for these projects.  However, SAME is accepting donations for the Universal Lift Program. Click here to donate today.



Individual Donors:
William C. Allanach
Rachel Brydon Jannetta
Marv & Julie Fisher
Lynden Peters
Joseph & Lynda Stuber
Charles J. Williams P.E., DBIA, PMP
Bob & Phyllis Wolff
David Dee
Elizabeth Koski
Greg Kuhn, P.E., F.SAME
William A. Daly
Col John R Wise (Ret.)
Michael Pavlides
LTC Stephen R Taylor
Tom Rath
Tom Conrad
Gary Basham
Dennis T O'Geary
Larry Janak
Bob Rush & Erica Ellis

Organization Donors:
Aarcher Inc.
R.A. Burch Construction
MW Builders
H&S Environmental Inc.
SAME National
Gulf Coast Architectural Group
Grumbach Consulting, LLC
Sandhills Utility Services, LLC
SAME-Washington DC Post
Coast Harbor Assoc, Inc. Employees
ASSET Group Inc.
SAME Detroit Post
ITSI Gilbane Company
SAME Kentuckiana Post
SAME Wichita Mountains Post



We have met our projected goal as of Jan. 13, 2012. Please keep the momentum going by donating today!

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