After pivot to clinical care, Martin Bionics plans six offices nationwide

Published: Sunday, December 1, 2019 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK

R&D World Magazine has recognized Oklahoma City-based Martin Bionics in its annual list of the Top 100 innovative technologies, alongside prestigious national research laboratories and tech companies.

The company drew attention for its "socket-less socket" prosthetic design. Traditional sockets are rigid and form-fitted to hold an amputee's limb, but founder Jay Martin developed a lightweight, dynamic structure that can be adjusted on the fly for comfort or changes in body size.

A survey commissioned by the company showed most amputees claim that their quality of life is limited by the discomfort of wearing their socket, Martin said.

"Sitting hurts. It's jabbing up into your hip," he said. "You're sitting on it like a big, thick wallet underneath."

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