Leg orthosis C-Brace®
Benefits at a glance
New freedom of movement
Walking slowly or quickly, running on inclines or in rough terrain, avoiding tripping situations, walking down stairs step-over-step or flexing the leg under a load: the C-Brace® lets users experience new freedom of movement.
Small and lightweight
The new C-Brace® is small enough to be worn inconspicuously under clothing. Because it’s lightweight, the user expends less effort while walking.
Enhanced safety while walking
The C-Brace® enhances safety by responding in real time, including in possible tripping situations: the user can step or sit down with the knee flexed and walk on uneven terrain or slopes.
App control for user and technician
Users can conveniently control their C-Brace® with the Cockpit app, for example when switching to cycling mode. The O&P professional uses the Setup app to individually adjust the C-Brace® in simple steps.
Dynamic movement patterns
The new sensor technology makes the C-Brace® even more intuitive to use; movement patterns are even more dynamic and responsive.
Simplified fabrication process
The new C-Brace® can be constructed by certified O&P professionals directly at the medical supply company. Both the user and technician benefit from simplified fabrication.
The C-Brace® consists of individually fabricated thigh, calf and foot components. An ankle joint (unilateral or bilateral fitting) or an individual spring element connects the foot and calf components. The sensor system continuously measures the flexion of the knee joint and its angular acceleration. This lets the C-Brace® detect the user’s current walking phase, so it can regulate the hydraulic resistances as well as control the flexion and extension of the knee joint.
In conversation with Hannah
Hannah remembers that doctors actually advised her to have her paralysed leg amputated. It’s unbelievable when you consider how independent she is in her day-to-day life with her family now. “I can walk again, and I now feel free to do all the things I did before my illness,” Hannah says. And as a mother, the most important thing for Hannah is being able to hold hands with both of her children.
In conversation with Melvin
Melvin talks about the first time he wore the C-Brace®. “It was a great feeling when I noticed how the C-Brace® supported me,” Melvin says. He can rely completely on the C-Brace®, lead a more flexible everyday life and simply get going when wants to – without planning and considering whether it will be too much for him.
In conversation with Wolfgang
Without the support of the C-Brace®, Wolfgang would be unable to support his own weight. He would collapse. He says he is fascinated about everything that’s possible with this orthosis. “I have tried to outsmart the C-Brace® before, but it was impossible. I can go up and down stairs, or walk across meadows and on rough trails,” he says. Wolfgang has yet to discover the limits of the C-Brace®.