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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

K-Soft Technology

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Description: K-Soft is a software driver used to adjust Ottobock`s Kenevo microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees. Communication between the software and the prosthesis takes place via Bluetooth data transfer.

Note: This software is included with the purchase of the hardware. There is no dedicated website for K-Soft that is maintained by the vendor.

K-Soft stores data locally in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database (standalone file) and the Ottobock Data Station, which stores patient information (first name, last name, and gender only), as well as `jobs` for the patient. A job contains the programming settings for a patient`s prosthetic device. All users can open the Data Station without a password. However, users are required to enter a username, 6 character unlock-Personal Identification Number (PIN), and a subsequent password to open a job. A PIN can only be obtained by certified clinicians who have passed the vendor`s online product training.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.7
Decision Date: 07/05/2022 at 15:15:25 UTC
Aliases: Ottobock
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Ottobock
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (07/05/2022 at 15:15:25 UTC).