The Niagara Foot
Superior Function & Energy Return at
an Affordable Price
The Niagara Foot is a new, affordable, high-energy
and durable prosthetic foot intended for the active individual.
The Niagara Foot was designed by Robert Gabourie (Niagara
Prosthetics & Orthotics International Ltd.), with support from industry
partners Hippo Design (Montebello, Québec), Précicad
(Québec City, Québec), and DuPont (USA) and a team
of engineers from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario).
The Niagara Foot may soon be the foot of choice around the world.
(See: "A Canadian
Solution for Victims of Land Mines")
The Niagara Foot was designed specifically for
individuals with active lifestyles and those who live and work in
rugged conditions. Using impact-resistant DuPontTM Delrin®
materials and high-tech design and manufacturing techniques, the
Niagara Foot provides superior function and energy return capabilities
at an affordable price.
The Niagara Foot has been fully tested, mechanically
and in local and international field trials, and surpasses ISO 10328
Niagara Foot Model 1 is available in a single length with an optional cosmetic cover. This foot is ideal for individuals who walk barefoot and for those who wear running shoes or work boots. One of two materials can be selected to provide the desired stiffness according to weight and activity level. This foot has been fully tested in field trials in Thailand and El Salvador.
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The Niagara Foot Model 2 is an updated model. This model is available with an optional cosmetic cover, also fitting off-the-shelf covers. Model 2 can be used either barefoot or in any shoe. With simple modifications, local prosthetists can customize the response according to the weight, activity levels and personal preferences of the user.