Cutting Edge Science

Carl Caspers doesn’t mind being an amputee as long as he doesn’t have to live like an amputee. Carl Caspers, CPO and inventor, has turned a teenage tragedy into a lifelong quest for more comfort and better mobility for amputees, which means cutting edge prosthetics. He has over 18 patents and is always leading the industry with his intelligence about the socket environments technology. When he debuted the vacuum-assisted technology at a meeting of about 200 industry experts, he accomplished 1.5 million dollars in sales, all in just a day and a half. Eventually, he sold the rights to a large manufacturer, then jumped back into the market in 2009 with his newest product EMS.

The science of the EMS Socket design brings to the patient and the practitioner a new concept in socket environment, which is based on university studies of the physics and physiology of the residual limb. It optimizes the problematic interfacing of the limb and the socket. The transtibial socket interface is comprised of prosthetic and soft tissue layers sandwiched between the outer socket and bony remnants. The layers forming the transtibial socket interface have five attributes that are largely responsible for the interface being so problematic for the amputee. The EMS socket increases the surface area of the flexible inner socket by 100% due to the multi-surfacing. Both its inner and outer sockets are dynamic in nature thereby accommodating shape changes that are taking place during prosthetic usage. The EMS flexible inner socket is a custom manufactured injected molded elastomeric urethane. This patented socket allows for a variety of custom features.