Live the life you deserve with the C-Brace.
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.
Why try the C-Brace?
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.
C-Brace Success Stories
Sport is still my life.
Sina has had incomplete paraplegia since 2016 after falling off a balance beam whilst studying sport at university. She no longer has any movement in her left leg. Following her accident, Sina spent more than nine months in hospital and undergoing rehabilitation. “Sport was my life, and in a flash it was all taken away,” recalls the young lady. She had to give up her home, because it didn’t meet her accessibility needs, and her social environment changed dramatically. In spite of this, she returned to studying sport and mathematics — in addition to attending physiotherapy sessions up to 7 times a week. Sina completed her studies in a wheelchair and made herself the subject of her own master’s thesis. Having discovered the C-Brace during her research, she started training so that she could meet the requirements for the device — and she succeeded in doing so.
Through a great deal of perseverance and training, Sina has gradually regained her independence and is now teaching mathematics and sport in a primary school. The C-Brace gives her a huge amount of flexibility in particular when planning and teaching her sport classes. What’s more, she has taken up skiing and riding again, and she also enjoys cycling. “Sport is still my life.”
Live the life you deserve with C-Brace. Request a free, no-obligation trial now.
- Reach out to request a free trial. There's no commitment needed to try out C-Brace!
- We'll get in touch to schedule a personal consultation with an expert orthotist.
- During your trial, your orthotist will determine if C-Brace meets your needs.