Feel the comfort of the Socket-less Socket™ materials first-hand.

Feel the comfort of the Socket-less Socket™ materials first-hand.

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We advance the human experience through our bionic-inspired designs.

We advance the human experience through our bionic-inspired designs.

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Now an App for Fitting Prosthetics

For well over a hundred years, the process of fitting a prosthetic socket hasn’t changed much. Historically, socket fittings were sculpted from wood. As materials science progressed, prosthetic sockets have become sculpted and fabricated from hard plastics and carbon fiber instead of wood. The human body [...]

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The Creative Freedom of Innovation

As a prosthetics research and development company, the culture at Martin Bionics is a blend of creativity, spontaneity and technical proficiency. Martin Bionics founder Jay Martin has a knack for hiring a uniquely talented team, many of which are among the top thinkers, drawing from diverse and creative backgrounds. [...]

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Fidele’s Story of Restoration

On some nights, sleep can be elusive. The events of the day replay and rewind in our minds. While most thoughts disappear with each breath, some thoughts slowly intensify like a storm. Instead of growing drowsy and drifting off to sleep, sometimes our whirling thoughts awaken us to an [...]

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Meet Julie: World Traveller, Bikini Socket Wearer. I think you’ll like her story.

Julie’s left leg was amputated at the hip disarticulation level in 2014.  She was first fit with a traditional bucket style socket which limited her ability to walk comfortably.  In 2015 she was fit with the Bikini Socket, and since then she has traveled to more than 12 countries [...]

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Evelyn A Story of Hope

Her smile is contagious. Smart, funny, beautiful, courageous are all adjectives that describe her.

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FAQ

The dynamic and conformable materials used in the Socket-less Socket™ system are incredibly durable and are designed to give a long life-expectancy. The SwingBrim™ webbing for instance is designed and rated for close to 5000 pounds of force, which is made of a material that is similar to a seat-belt, but thinner. We see very few durability related issues, but if something were to break, our unique modularity allows the socket to be repaired quickly and easily and is often field serviceable even if away from your prosthetist. More importantly, the socket should remain comfortable for much longer than a traditional socket, as the user-adjustable conformable materials match the socket to the user, versus the user’s limb having to match to a static piece of plastic. The human body is very dynamic, and making the socket’s fit dynamic as well provides a long lasting comfortable socket.

Yes, the Socket- less Socket™ is simple to donn in sitting or in standing, and does not require pushing or pulling soft tissue into a contained bucket as conventional sockets require. If an end user is able to tie their shoes, they should be able to donn the Socket-less Socket™ designs with ease.

Yes, the Socket-less Socket™ works excellent with short limbs to long. We’ve successfully fit several above the knee users with femur lengths as short as 3” to 4”. Some of these users could have been fit as a hip disarticulation level since the femur was so short. But since we can so effectively capture the underlying femur through our Floating Femoral Pad, it can provide much greater limb control than a conventional rigid bucket socket.

The Socket-less Socket™ accommodates for a large amount of volume change. In some cases a ‘sock-ply equivalent’ of 10+ ply up or down will still maintain the same comfortable feel. The comfort of our sockets does not change with volume change as in conventional sockets. In conventional sockets, the comfort of the fit degrades over time as the limb size changes. The Socket-less SocketTM however should largely remain comfortable up until the time a new socket is fabricated.

Conventional sockets are rigid, heavy, and trap heat. The Socket-less Socket™ designs uniquely offers user-adjustable volume accommodation, is lightweight, and breathable – qualities that most amputees desire. It has been successfully fit to all limb types – Short limbs to long, large limbs to small, geriatric to athletic, and on those with a lot of volume change to those without volume change. We’ve found that even those who do not fluctuate in volume (less than 2 ply per day) love the ability to micro-adjust the socket fit in real-time.

FAQ

The dynamic and conformable materials used in the Socket-less Socket™ system are incredibly durable and are designed to give a long life-expectancy. The SwingBrim™ webbing for instance is designed and rated for close to 5000 pounds of force, which is made of a material that is similar to a seat-belt, but thinner. We see very few durability related issues, but if something were to break, our unique modularity allows the socket to be repaired quickly and easily and is often field serviceable even if away from your prosthetist. More importantly, the socket should remain comfortable for much longer than a traditional socket, as the user-adjustable conformable materials match the socket to the user, versus the user’s limb having to match to a static piece of plastic. The human body is very dynamic, and making the socket’s fit dynamic as well provides a long lasting comfortable socket.

Yes, the Socket- less Socket™ is simple to donn in sitting or in standing, and does not require pushing or pulling soft tissue into a contained bucket as conventional sockets require. If an end user is able to tie their shoes, they should be able to donn the Socket-less Socket™ designs with ease.

Yes, the Socket-less Socket™ works excellent with short limbs to long. We’ve successfully fit several above the knee users with femur lengths as short as 3” to 4”. Some of these users could have been fit as a hip disarticulation level since the femur was so short. But since we can so effectively capture the underlying femur through our Floating Femoral Pad, it can provide much greater limb control than a conventional rigid bucket socket.

The Socket-less Socket™ accommodates for a large amount of volume change. In some cases a ‘sock-ply equivalent’ of 10+ ply up or down will still maintain the same comfortable feel. The comfort of our sockets does not change with volume change as in conventional sockets. In conventional sockets, the comfort of the fit degrades over time as the limb size changes. The Socket-less SocketTM however should largely remain comfortable up until the time a new socket is fabricated.

Conventional sockets are rigid, heavy, and trap heat. The Socket-less Socket™ designs uniquely offers user-adjustable volume accommodation, is lightweight, and breathable – qualities that most amputees desire. It has been successfully fit to all limb types – Short limbs to long, large limbs to small, geriatric to athletic, and on those with a lot of volume change to those without volume change. We’ve found that even those who do not fluctuate in volume (less than 2 ply per day) love the ability to micro-adjust the socket fit in real-time.