Secondhand Bioness

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Secondhand Bioness

Postby Smoelly » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:32 am

In Europe the Bioness is just getting more attention. However the pricing is quite a bite higher (€8100). Therefor I am looking into the possibility of buying one in the US and prefably a used one/second hand.

Is anyone willing to help me in buying one and shipping it to Europe?

Best regards,

Kurt (Netherlands)
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Postby Sharon » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:17 am

Kurt - I seriously doubt you would be able to get a technician to calibrate a used Bioness. You might want to try asking a Bioness distributor before you spend any money or time trying to find one in the U.S.

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Postby chrishasms » Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:20 am

I highly doubt anyone who has the device would get rid of it so I really have no idea where you may find it.
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Postby Smoelly » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:47 pm

Hello,

you might be right. It was just a consideration. However, still considering it :D

so, any information is appreciated

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Postby whyRwehere » Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:35 am

I wonder if the UK price would be a bit less as the £ is not so hot right now to the €.
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Postby Bucks » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:21 am

Kurt,

Are you aware of this UK product? http://www.odstockmedical.com/PatientsSite/ODFSpace.html

Looks very similar with raised heel activation except signaling is not wireless?

I just started researching and this looks to sell in the U.S. for near 80% less. Without insurance coverage this looks like a worthwhile alternative.

They list a Netherlands Distributor:

Opus Medical bvba, Overdemerstraat 10, 3511 Kuringen. Belgium
Tel: +32 (0) 11 27 04 17 Fax: +32 (0) 11 28 12 04 Email: info@opusmedical.eu
Web: www.opusmedical.eu
Contact: Johan Segers (General Manager) Mob: +32 (0) 478 341 923
Email: johan.segers@opusmedical.eu
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Re: Secondhand Bioness

Postby mslenny » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:36 am

I cannot see why a Qualified Bioness Technician/Physical therapist would not calibrate a Used Bioness for you. You would just have to pay the full cost of their time, I would think. The Bioness Company actually sells reconditioned units. The one I bought from them was like new and reconditioned because someone had tried it out and it hadn't been what they wanted. It is in excellent condition! I had to stop using it because I injured the meniscus in my left leg. I am selling it at a great loss, but it is of no use to me now. Why would they not calibrate it for the individual? We had to travel 45 miles to have it calibrated by a Bioness tech, but we did not mind the drive. It was worth it to me at that time.
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