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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180122 The Socket-less Socket™ is Medicare Approved, Insurance Approved, and VA Approved!

Getting a new socket can be a new beginning for many amputees. When an old socket no longer fits or is warn out it can limit comfort and quality of life. But getting a new prosthesis with the latest technology approved by Medicare or insurance companies can be [...]

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A New Heart for Amputees

I get a lot of enjoyment from my work. I believe I have the best job in the world. It is incredibly challenging at times, yet incredibly rewarding. But more recently I have been humbled with a deeper perspective of the value of this work. I [...]

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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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FAQ

The Socket-less Socket™ uses similar Medicare and insurance coding as conventional sockets; therefore not only is it accessible for most users, but the cost of the Socket-less Socket™ to paying sources like Medicare or insurance companies is very similar to the cost of a conventional socket.  From a financial perspective, if your insurance or Medicare will cover a new socket, they will likely cover the Socket-less Socket™.  The Socket-less Socket™ has numerous possible configurations including selecting various forms of suspension and tissue management options.  As such, the end billing will reflect the socket design made for the end user, using existing coding.

For end-users: Our socket designs are billed by the clinical prosthetist using similar billing codes as they would use for billing conventional sockets, so the cost to the paying source (such as insurance or Medicare) should be similar to a conventional socket.

For prosthetists: Our technology offers the clinical prosthetist with a possible decrease in hard cost to fit and fabricate a socket – including time and materials. Fitting of our socket designs can be accomplished in a fraction of the time as their conventional socket counterparts, increasing the clinical practice efficiency. In many cases, a socket fitting can now occur in just one day compared to multiple appointments over several days with conventional socket designs.

Our socket technologies are available through any progressive clinical prosthetics provider.  We have hundreds of practitioners trained and would be happy to help connect you with one that is trained and experienced in fitting our socket technologies.  If your practitioner is not yet trained, we can get them trained very easily, and are happy to provide real-time support with your socket fitting through Skype or Facetime.

In conventional sockets, the carbon fiber lamination and inner socket materials are heat insulators.  Conversely, the Socket-less Socket’s™ open structure allows the limb heat to dissipate and makes the socket feel considerably cooler.  Likewise, many users find that they use their limb muscles more than in static conventional sockets, which likely promotes limb circulation and allows the body to better maintain a more consistent limb temperature.

No socks required!  The Socket-less Socket’s™ fit can be adjusted in real-time, making for a more consistently comfortable fit; therefore there is no need to wear or manage prosthetic socks.  Most users wear a gel liner, which is typically used as a basis for suspension – how the socket is held onto the limb.  

FAQ

The Socket-less Socket™ uses similar Medicare and insurance coding as conventional sockets; therefore not only is it accessible for most users, but the cost of the Socket-less Socket™ to paying sources like Medicare or insurance companies is very similar to the cost of a conventional socket.  From a financial perspective, if your insurance or Medicare will cover a new socket, they will likely cover the Socket-less Socket™.  The Socket-less Socket™ has numerous possible configurations including selecting various forms of suspension and tissue management options.  As such, the end billing will reflect the socket design made for the end user, using existing coding.

For end-users: Our socket designs are billed by the clinical prosthetist using similar billing codes as they would use for billing conventional sockets, so the cost to the paying source (such as insurance or Medicare) should be similar to a conventional socket.

For prosthetists: Our technology offers the clinical prosthetist with a possible decrease in hard cost to fit and fabricate a socket – including time and materials. Fitting of our socket designs can be accomplished in a fraction of the time as their conventional socket counterparts, increasing the clinical practice efficiency. In many cases, a socket fitting can now occur in just one day compared to multiple appointments over several days with conventional socket designs.

Our socket technologies are available through any progressive clinical prosthetics provider.  We have hundreds of practitioners trained and would be happy to help connect you with one that is trained and experienced in fitting our socket technologies.  If your practitioner is not yet trained, we can get them trained very easily, and are happy to provide real-time support with your socket fitting through Skype or Facetime.

The Socket-less Socket™ is designed to provide long lasting durability and comfort.  Its materials are designed to hold up to high-activity users, and the conforming materials allow the socket to match to the underlying body every time it is donned, allowing the socket to remain comfortable for longer.

The conformable materials used in the Socket-less Socket™ have a long life expectancy.  The SwingBrim™ webbing for instance is designed and rated for nearly 5000 pounds of force and is similar to the webbing used in seatbelts.  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 it is user-adjustable to 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 provides a longer lasting comfortable fit.

No socks required!  The Socket-less Socket’s™ fit can be adjusted in real-time, making for a more consistently comfortable fit; therefore there is no need to wear or manage prosthetic socks.  Most users wear a gel liner, which is typically used as a basis for suspension – how the socket is held onto the limb.