Research & Development

Innovation is the core of Arthur Finnieston Prosthetics + Orthotics.  For over 80 years, we have pushed the envelope to improve the quality of life for our patients. Our clinic is completely digital, powered by BioSculptor, the most advanced CAD software available for O&P. BioSculptor was designed by Alan Finnieston and his team of engineers. With the BioScanner, we are now able to scan patients with a laser-line scanner instead of casting them, a messy and time-consuming process.

Since we were established in 1928, we have been thinking outside-of-the-box. Arthur Finnieston, the clinic’s founder, was a pioneer in the field of Orthotics. He fabricated leg and spinal braces with aluminum instead of the traditional forged steel. This meant his patients wore orthoses that weighed 66% less. They were extremely grateful for his resourcefulness.

Alan Finnieston took his father’s advances to another level by expanding the clinic into the field of Prosthetics. In the 1980s, he was part of the groundbreaking CAT-CAM group which included Sabolich, Guth and Hutnick. Their collaborative work combined unique design principles and material applications that became the CAT-CAM above-knee socket, a socket that allowed amputees to run limb over limb for the first time. In the 1990s, he developed BioSculptor which was featured on the Discovery Channel. In addition to his advances in Prosthetics, he holds numerous design patents in the field of Orthotics.

Adam Finnieston continues the family passion for R&D having designed the Active Socket™ with Cushion Technology, a unique socket design for the below-knee amputee that is vacuum-assisted without requiring a vacuum pump. He is asked by various prosthetic component manufacturers to test their premarket prototypes. He also participates regularly in clinical research studies at the University of Miami. 

With a passion for technology, our two sister companies that have extensive computer aided manufacturing capabilities, a team of electrical and mechanical engineers and experts from the aeronautical industry, Arthur Finnieston Prosthetics + Orthotics remains at the forefront of innovation and advancement in Prosthetics.