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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.12

ElbowSoft Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: ElbowSoft transfers health data from a Personal Computer (PC) to upper-extremity prostheses. ElbowSoft software is designed to adjust the `DynamicArm` above-elbow prosthesis and any Ottobock system components connected to it (such as System Electric Hands, System Electric Greifers, and the Electric Wrist Rotator). Communication between the software and the prosthesis takes place via Bluetooth data transfer.

ElbowSoft software stores data locally on the user`s hard drive in 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, six 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.

There is no dedicated product page for this software.
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 v20.4
Decision Date: 04/23/2020
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Ottobock
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (04/23/2020).