ProFicient Wins Award for Prosthetic-Foot Shell
A well-wrought prosthetic-foot shell design gave ProFicient Engineering Services Inc. (Corinth, TX; www.proficient-engineering.com) a leg up on some stiff competition. The company was named winner in the medical products category at the 2001 PTC Awards Competition, which was held recently in Reno, NV. Organized by software provider PTC (Needham, MA; www.ptc.com), the event honors companies that use its software to develop innovative products.
The shell is a cosmetic covering for a prosthetic foot. The ability of the designers to model the shell on the computer and include it in the concurrent design of the prosthetic foot produced a well-integrated product family with repeatable and predictable results, according to the award judges. Other finalists in the medical products category included Indigo Medical, Norwood Abbey Ltd., Edge Medica, and RefacDesign.