Northwest Now: Local company helps amputees with innovative technology

Posted: November 22, 2016

Two brothers in South Hill are building global reputations for the work they’re doing to deliver new technology to amputees.

While we’re all familiar with the large running “spring” used by competitive athletes, they’re of no use for anything else. So now, the Davidson brothers at Davidson Prosthetics have developed a hybrid leg-and-foot combo that returns a great deal of energy, and powers the gait so naturally that some amputees report feeling like they have their old leg back.

Northwest Now host Tom Layson takes a closer look at the new device created right here in Pierce County, and introduces us to some of the amputees using it to lead amazing lives.  

The Emmy and Telly Award-winning public affairs series Northwest Now airs Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC Public Television, a service of Bates Technical College.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)