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Beacon's Eddie White receives certification for new WillowWood One System

Beacon's Eddie White receives certification for new WillowWood One System

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On Monday April 20, 2015, our owner, Eddie White, became certified in the WillowWood One System. This new technology offers a transfemoral solution for vacuum suspension. Eddie and Bill show off the WillowWood one system during the certification course on April 20, 2015.

 

According to the company,

"The WillowWood One System provides a consistently secure, comfortable and straightforward vacuum solution for transfemoral amputees with no hoses, sleeves, or extra bulk required. The WillowWood One System was initiated through a grant from the Veterans Administration that covered 26 months of development and testing and included over 40 clinical test patients of various activity levels. The purpose of the grant was to a develop a new socket system for transfemoral amputees that was comfortable, controlled pistoning, reduced sweating, allowed for a comfortable walking gait, and monitored and responded to activity levels of the wearer. The resulting system meets all these criteria while remaining easy to don and doff and providing unparalleled comfort and security. During clinical testing, amputees repeatedly commented that they could put the system on at the start of their day and no longer needed to adjust their sockets repeatedly throughout their day. The second overwhelmingly reported feedback was that the airtight seal of the system did not break. Amputees could comfortably move (transition from sitting to standing, walk, run, ride a bicycle or motorcycle) with maintained vacuum, and did not experience any movement of the socket."

Learn more about the WillowWood One system at http://www.willowwoodco.com/products-and-services/elevated-vacuum/willowwood-one-system

 

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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

April is Limb Loss Awareness Month

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April is Limb Loss Awareness Month!

The Amputee Coalition has a campaign called "Show your Mettle" to celebrate limb loss and limb difference patients around the world. To show our support, we are holding a contest during the month of April.

Share your story on our website, post your photos on our Facebook page, or send in your photos to awhite@beaconpo.com showing your Mettle or Metal (in reference to your prosthesis) and you will be entered in a drawing for a Best Buy gift certificate. 

A drawing will be held on Monday, May 4. We look forward to seeing your SHOW YOUR METTLE photos.

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