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VA Technical Reference Model v 23.6

Prosthetist`s Assistant for Upper Limb Architecture (PAULA)
Prosthetist`s Assistant for Upper Limb Architecture (PAULA) Technology

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Description: Prosthetist`s Assistant for Upper Limb Architecture (PAULA) is a software that assists prosthetists during planning, designing, and manufacturing of upper extremities prostheses. This software can be used for both myoelectric and body-powered prostheses for all levels of amputation as well as for cosmetic or passive fittings. PAULA is able to incorporate information from different software applications from the vendor to simplify upper extremity prosthesis design. Communication between the software and the prosthesis takes place exclusively via Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection.

This technology stores sensitive data locally in a Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database.
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 v22.10
Decision Date: 10/11/2022
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Ottobock
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (10/11/2022).