C-Brace Success Stories

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What is the C-Brace and who can benefit from it?

The C-Brace is a microprocessor-controlled leg orthosis that responds to everyday movements and situations in real-time. This helps ensure the safety, stability, and confidence in user’s everyday lives.

The C-Brace allows people with paralysis in their legs to walk on uneven terrain, go up and down slopes, inclines, and take stairs one foot at a time, step-by-step.

C-Brace users can enjoy activities with their families and friends, while experiencing life in a completely new way. People with neurological indications of the lower limbs can benefit from the C-Brace. The leading indications are incomplete paraplegia (lesion between L1 and L5) with very minor to no spasticity, as well as post-polio syndrome, a condition that can follow poliomyelitis.

How does the C-Brace work?

The C-Brace consists of individually fabricated thigh, calf, and foot components. An ankle joint or 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.

Safety

Compared to a conventional leg brace, C-Brace allows you to walk hands free, giving you the freedom to hold a loved one’s hand, carry a child, or take in the scenery.

Confidence

Welcome to expanded range of motion. With the C-Brace, you can confidently walk downstairs, down a ramp, and sit without dropping into a seat.

Back in Control

You can conveniently control your C-Brace with the Cockpit app, for example when switching to cycling mode.

Resources

Prepare for your Trial

Prepare for Your Trial

Trying out a new orthotic device can be an exciting occasion for individuals living with neurological conditions affecting their lower limbs. It can also be a little intimidating if you’re not quite sure what to expect. Watch our trial preparation video to better understand the process so you’ll be ready to experience the advanced features the C-Brace has to offer.

Trial Checklist

Trial Checklist

Prepare for your C-Brace trial using this checklist to review the steps you can take to ensure a successful trial. The C-Brace is an option for people with neurological indications in their lower limbs.

Download our trial prep checklist