Warm greetings from the Sunshine state! At Open Bionics, we know that each patient’s experience is unique to them. It’s our goal to understand the emotional and physical needs of our patients, to customize their experience, and to determine how the Hero Arm can best help them reach their goals. This is why we’re excited to have a new clinic in Orlando, so more patients have the space to consult, learn, and try the latest bionic technologies we have to offer.
The first step in your Hero Arm journey is to register on our website. Once registered, a member of our qualification team will reach out to ensure the Hero Arm is right for you. After determining you are an ideal candidate, we’ll set up a video call with our in-house prosthetist so they can answer questions. If funding support is required, you’ll be directed to our funding support team! We’re going to support you through every step of your journey.
Here, you’ll meet Emily Shannon! Emily studied biomedical engineering in college & was involved in the 3D printing club e-Nable, where she led project teams to design & create recreational devices for upper limb amputees. She made connections with prosthetists who helped her realize it was the passion she was looking for. Emily completed her MSPO at the University of Pittsburgh & her combined orthotic & prosthetic residency in Houston, Texas. While there, Emily was able to train with specialists in areas including cranial, scoliosis, advanced carbon bracing, & prosthetics. Emily loves building relationships with family members & rehab teams, & she’s enjoyed integrating a digital workflow into her practice. Emily is excited to channel her passion for patient care & background in engineering and design.
If you choose the Open Bionics clinic in Orlando, you will be guaranteed to get the Hero Arm for the lowest possible cost available. During your free consultation, we will go over your prosthetic needs and go through social, medical, and prosthetic history to get a better understanding of your goals and how you think the Hero Arm will impact your life. Also, Emily will assess your limb presentation, determine muscle sites for the Hero Arm electrodes to read and then place the trial kit on your arm. These are all non-invasive practices that will allow you to get an idea of how the Hero Arm would work on your arm.
At your 1st appointment, our prosthetist will do a Hero Arm trial for free which will allow you to practise muscle contractions needed to open and close the hand. Once we find the best muscle sites to place the Hero Arm electrodes and you have had plenty of time to practice, we will get measurements of your limb and a scan or a cast to begin making a Hero Arm liner that fits you perfectly!
At your next appointment, we’ll check that the socket is a perfect fit and that you can undertake a number of activities while wearing it. We’ll note any changes or pressure points that need to be adjusted in the final Hero Arm. We’ll also make sure there is adequate suspension so the final Hero Arm stays on your arm comfortably while giving you a good range of motion. Once we have the optimal fit, you’ll use the Hero Arm trial kit again to further practice the muscle contractions, and we’ll test the final length to make sure it looks good and you are happy with it!
Your final appointment will be the day you get to take home your Hero Arm! We’ll assess the overall fit of the final Hero Arm and make any minor adjustments as needed. We’ll also go through a training session to make sure you understand how to operate the Hero Arm and ensure it’s functioning properly. We’ll also go through any movements and tasks you’d like to achieve. After the final delivery of the Hero Arm, we offer remote follow up appointments. These can be used as additional training sessions or to answer any questions that may come up. If further adjustments are needed after the final fitting, we’ll also offer in-person adjustment and follow up appointments if you prefer. We suggest having the first remote video follow-up about 1 month after you take the Hero Arm home.
Closest Bus Stop: Millenia Blvd and Radebaugh Way. Cross the street.
Closest airport: Orlando International Airport. Take FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W from Jeff Fuqua Blvd, head west. Continue onto Terminal B, merge onto Jeff Fuqua Blvd. Use the right 2 lanes to take the ramp onto FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W. Drive along Florida’s Tpke. Take exit 78 from I-4 E. Merge onto FL-528 W/FL-528 Toll W, Take exit 4 for Florida’s Turnpike toward US-17/US-92/US-441/Orange Blossom Tr. Keep right, follow signs for Florida’s Turnpike N and merge onto Florida’s Tpke. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 259 for I-4 toward Orlando/Tampa. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto the ramp to Downtown E/Orlando E/I-4 E. Merge onto I-4 E, use the right 2 lanes to take exit 78 toward Conroy Rd. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Conroy Rd, turn right onto Millenia Blvd. Turn left at Radebaugh Wy/Tropical Trail, turn left & the clinic will be on the right.
If you need to reach our team at the Orlando Clinic, please see full contact info below:
4700 Millenia Blvd, Ste 500. Orlando, FL 32839
Phone # 1-877-HEROARM