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Enhanced Mobility Socket and EMS Liner

2023 Innovation Award Winner

November 16th, 2023 – NETTwork Manufacturing was awarded the GSDC Innovation Award (iAward) for their development of the Enhanced Mobility Socket (EMS).

NEVER WALK ALONE ~ In a world where every step is a challenge, a simple innovative socket system emerged as a beacon of hope, transforming the lives of amputees beyond the physical. Amidst their emotional battles, this miraculous invention embraced them like a comforting embrace, healing not just their bodies but their hearts.

As these extraordinary individuals embraced the perfectly fitting socket, they gained more than just the ability to walk with ease; they found the strength to confront their inner demons and shed the shackles of self-consciousness. With newfound confidence, they emerged as warriors of the heart, teaching us the power of resilience and self-love.
The impact of the EMS socket system extended far beyond its physical benefits. It illuminated communities with empathy, breaking down social barriers and fostering a culture of acceptance. Together, we wove a tapestry of hope and solidarity, where every individual, regardless of ability, thrived. As we stood beside these champions, their journey became our shared cause, inspiring us to create a world where no one walked alone.
2023 GSDC Innovation Award - iAward for Enhanced Mobility Socket
EMS User with his Dirt Bike

EMS | The Enhanced Mobility Socket

What is the EMS multi-surface flexible inner socket?
EMS stands for Enhanced Mobility Socket. It’s an inner flexible socket designed as an addition to existing prosthetic systems for the purpose of improving the performance and function of the prosthetic leg. It is specifically designed for a transtibial amputee (below the knee) and vacuum system.


EMS Sample RingWe welcome you to request a free sample of the materials used to build these custom sockets and liners. Feel the difference for yourself!

Benefits To Using the Enhanced Mobility Socket System


EMS improves the patient’s limb health.


EMS provides a strong connection to the prosthesis.


EMS increases control over the prosthetic leg.


EMS heightens spatial awareness.

Dry Comfort

EMS controls and stabilizes moisture.

Discus Throwing with the EMS Socket

When Movment Matters, Trust EMS.

An amputated limb inevitably comes with impaired sensation. This causes an amputee to be more susceptible to the development of issues. With a prosthetic ecosystem potentially comprising of pressure, moisture, friction, and restraining devices (vacuum, suction, pin system), the balance of these attributes determines the amputee’s quality of life. Lose that balance, and an amputee can expect to develop sores, ulcers, skin breakdown, and tissue/muscle atrophy which can lead to infections, or even more surgery.

The EMS Custom Socket Sytem

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The unique and patented corrugations inside the socket increase hold by 100% over smooth sockets and increase surface area by 400%, which means patients can have confidence in a snug fit, without squeezing the limb.

Further, the Supracondylar Aspect of the EMS allows for a heavier and more modern prosthetic foot, ankle, and pump. It also significantly reduces pistoning. While the noticeable alignment key on the back of the socket allows for a consistent fit and feel every time the socket is put on.

EMS sockets give amputees confidence to move freely without worry. The patented liners, as well as the patented socket texture, is what allows the socket to stay in place without excessive squeezing of the limb. EMS has proven to improve limb health by reducing moisture buildup and skin irritations. A healthier limb means a more active lifestyle. EMS strengthens the connection to the prosthesis which provides a superior amount of control for the user and heightens proprioception and spatial awareness.

The EMS Custom Liner System

EMS Liner Infographic

The micro-ribbed technology provides a strong connection and wicks away moisture. The preflext ribbed liner prevents bunching and drooping of the liner with movement. The urethane material is durable, easy to clean, and reduces skin irritation. Every Liner manufactured is customized to specifically fit each patient.

It’s obvious…

What provides a better fit? A straight tube sock on your foot, or a fitted crew sock with a heel? The shape of the heel actually prevents the sock from bunching up around your ankle. The same goes for the EMS System, this liner is designed to contour the patient’s limb to fit without the materials bunching up behind the knee.

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EMS Socket System Shipped in a Box

EMS Warranty Information

The EMS Multi-Surfaced Inner Flexible Socket is the most reliable way to ensure a patient’s prosthetic limb remains securely in place. While our proprietary material and manufacturing process has proven to produce durable inner sockets second to none, we understand that sometimes things happen. Every EMS inner socket comes with a six (6) month warranty which begins the day your order ships.

If you (patient or prosthetist) suspect a material failure or fabrication defect, call us immediately at 866-654-0858.
You may be asked to provide the following: purchase order number, serial number, date suspected defect was observed, and photos. Once the warranty exchange is approved, you will be shipped a replacement EMS socket along with a return shipping label to send us the defective socket. We value each and every customer & we appreciate the opportunity to assist in providing a better quality of life for amputees.’

EMS Manufactured In Laser Precision


Each EMS is custom made to fit each amputee’s specific shape by using a cast of their residual limb, taken over their liner of choice. After NETTwork receives the cast, we pour the positive which is then scanned and transformed into a 3-Dimensional model that is accurate to thousandths of an inch. This intimacy guarantees, out of the gate, a superior product to one that is merely hand measured. Every order is produced locally in Rice, MN and shipped promptly to the prosthetist for the final fitting with the patient.

EMS Socket | Patient Success Story

Thank You Cornerstone Prosthetics & Orthotics for Your Support.

Cornerstone Prosthetics
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A division of NETTwork Manufacturing.

OFFICE: (855) 654-0858

40091 Co Rd 1, Rice, MN 56367

Why Trust The EMS Socket System?

Other socket systems are non-dynamic, meaning they are unable to accommodate volume changes that will occur naturally throughout the day. As they all utilize both compression and pressure to maintain connection to hold the prosthetic in place, volume changes are increased.

The EMS avoids that by using friction in combination with flexible load distribution. This allows the patient to maintain volume. Combined with its other features, the EMS allows amputees a more consistent, comfortable, confident connection.

With an inferior system, something as simple as sitting can be uncomfortable for an amputee. The balancing of fluid changes within tissue, moisture accumulation around the skin, while accommodating for muscle movement, the EMS can provide freedoms that other systems may not be able to.

US Patent Numbers Include: US8758449B2, US8114167B2, US20120173000A1, US20040181290A1

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