Press for iWalk

A Petal man is the first to receive one of the most advanced prosthetics through the VA Hospital.   
Vietnam Veteran Steve Hendricks took the first steps on his bionic foot Thursday.  Hendricks lost part of his leg in 2000, to a blood clot.

Veterans around the state will be honored with tributes today, but one local vet has received something special: a new foot with bionic technology that allows him to walk almost as if he had never stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan three years ago.

As bionic body parts move closer and closer to reality, a Bedford company has developed a bionic ankle and foot combination that lets amputees walk normally.
iWalk, a Bedford bionics company, recently announced it has a network of clinics that offer its  “PowerFoot BiOM,” a robotic ankle and foot prosthetic that its users claim is a turning point in artificial limb technology.

MEDIA ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR MURRAY TO VISIT AND TOUR iWALK IN BEDFORD
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Department
Office of Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray
Media Advisory

Lieutenant Governor Murray will join Massachusetts military servicemen and women and iWalk CEO, Tim McCarthy for a demonstration of iWalk's life changing bionic lower leg system. Based in Bedford, Ma, iWalk has developed the first robotic system, the PowerFoot BiOM, that has been scientifically proven to normalize walking at all speeds and all terrains for lower limb amputees.

WHO: Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, DJ Napolitano, Director of Outreach, Congressman Tierney’s Office

Timothy A. McCarthy, President and CEO, iWalk
Rick Casler, Vice President of Research & Development, iWalk
Shane Namack, Vice President of Sales, iWalk
Ian Vawter, Vice President of Finance, iWalk
Dr. Hugh Herr, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, iWalk

WHERE:    iWalk, 4 Crosby Drive, Bedford

WHEN:      Thursday, September 29, 2011
                  3:30 p.m.