C-Brace Leg Orthosis
Benefits at a glance
New freedom of movement
Walking slowly, quickly, on inclines, or on uneven rough terrain, avoiding tripping situations, going up and down the stairs one foot at a time, step-over-step - all of this is possible with the
Small and lightweight
The C-Brace is small enough to be worn inconspicuously under clothing and because it’s lightweight, the user expends less effort while walking.
Enhanced safety while walking
The C-Brace enhances safety by analyzing everyday situations in real-time and immediately responding. Due to the real-time adjustments, users can feel safe and secure while sitting down, walking on uneven terrain, and taking the stairs one foot at a time, step-over-step.
App control for user and Orthotist
Users can conveniently control their C-Brace with the Cockpit app, for example when switching to cycling mode. The Orthotist 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 as movement patterns are even more dynamic and responsive.
Simplified fabrication process
The C-Brace can be fabricated by a certified Orthotist at their fabrication facilities. Both the user and Orthotist benefit from simplified fabrication.
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.
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Before you are fitted with the C-Brace, your certified Orthotist can use a diagnostic test orthosis to determine whether you are able to use the functions of the C-Brace. Please talk to your Orthotist and he or she will advise you in detail.
Many different factors determine how soon you can walk with the C-Brace and whether you are capable of exploiting its full functionality. As always, your personal physical condition is an important factor. However, your certified Orthotist will provide you with expert advice regarding this.
When you are fitted with a C-Brace, your orthotist will explain the proper use of the orthosis in detail. In the course of special training and exercises, you will learn everything you need to know in order to use your C-Brace to its best advantage.
The C-Brace is not suitable for showering. However, Ottobock’s Aqualine orthosis system is a waterproof device designed especially for wet conditions. All of its components are designed for contact with water.
C-Brace Trial Prep
Prepare for your Trial
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 neurologcal indications in their lower limbs.
C-Brace Trial Prep Video
Trying out a new orthotic device can be an exciting occasion for individuals living with limb difference. 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.