Genium

With the market launch of the Genium leg prosthesis, Ottobock opened up entirely new horizons for prosthesis wearers: a nearly natural gait pattern, climbing stairs step-over-step, walking backwards, relaxed standing – to name just a few examples. The benefits of treatment with a Genium have been scientifically proven in multiple studies.

The Genium has been enhanced based on human movement as the model. The result is a noticeably smoother gait and even better support and safety in everyday situations, for instance on ramps, in confined spaces or when changing walking speeds. Five individually selectable MyModes support special movement patterns at work or during recreation. The leg prosthesis can be configured with the Cockpit app.
 

Hydraulic unit

The hydraulic unit controls the Genium. The flexion and extension resistances of the joint are controlled independently by means of two control valves.

Inertial motion unit (IMU)

A gyroscope and acceleration sensors allow the Genium’s spatial position and acceleration to be determined in real time. An angle sensor determines the flexion angle and flexion angle speed. The prosthesis is controlled based on an analysis of the movements and the force acting on the joint.

Battery and electronics

The Genium’s rechargeable battery and electronics are enclosed and protected by the frame. The integrated microprocessor coordinates all measurement and control processes.

Bluetooth®

Integrated Bluetooth® technology permits straightforward communication with the joint. This function can be deactivated if necessary.

Knee moment sensor

The knee moment sensor supplies data about the knee moments that occur: this important information makes it possible to precisely determine the forces acting on the prosthesis.

Inductive charging

The inductive charger is magnetically attached to the back of the prosthetic knee joint. This technology allows charging through clothing and cosmetic covers.

Carbon fibre frame

In order to withstand the varied demands of everyday life, the frame is made from carbon – an especially strong, high-grade and lightweight material.

Intelligent AXON tube adapter

The AXON tube adapter measures both the ankle moment as well as the vertical force acting on the joint in real time. The AXON tube adapter can be connected to a foot without a connecting piece.

3B1-3 - Lower extremity prosthetics

Genium

Reclaim your strength.

With the market launch of the Genium leg prosthesis, Ottobock opened up entirely new horizons for prosthesis wearers: a nearly natural gait pattern, climbing stairs step-over-step, walking backwards, relaxed standing – to name just a few examples. The benefits of treatment with a Genium have been scientifically proven in multiple studies.

The Genium has been enhanced based on human movement as the model. The result is a noticeably smoother gait and even better support and safety in everyday situations, for instance on ramps, in confined spaces or when changing walking speeds. Five individually selectable MyModes support special movement patterns at work or during recreation. The leg prosthesis can be configured with the Cockpit app.
 

Product typeMicroprocessor
Mobility grade2, 3, 4
Max. body weight150 kg

Genium

With the market launch of the Genium leg prosthesis, Ottobock opened up entirely new horizons for prosthesis wearers: a nearly natural gait pattern, climbing stairs step-over-step, walking backwards, relaxed standing – to name just a few examples. The benefits of treatment with a Genium have been scientifically proven in multiple studies.

The Genium has been enhanced based on human movement as the model. The result is a noticeably smoother gait and even better support and safety in everyday situations, for instance on ramps, in confined spaces or when changing walking speeds. Five individually selectable MyModes support special movement patterns at work or during recreation. The leg prosthesis can be configured with the Cockpit app.
 

Hydraulic unit

The hydraulic unit controls the Genium. The flexion and extension resistances of the joint are controlled independently by means of two control valves.

Inertial motion unit (IMU)

A gyroscope and acceleration sensors allow the Genium’s spatial position and acceleration to be determined in real time. An angle sensor determines the flexion angle and flexion angle speed. The prosthesis is controlled based on an analysis of the movements and the force acting on the joint.

Battery and electronics

The Genium’s rechargeable battery and electronics are enclosed and protected by the frame. The integrated microprocessor coordinates all measurement and control processes.

Bluetooth®

Integrated Bluetooth® technology permits straightforward communication with the joint. This function can be deactivated if necessary.

Knee moment sensor

The knee moment sensor supplies data about the knee moments that occur: this important information makes it possible to precisely determine the forces acting on the prosthesis.

Inductive charging

The inductive charger is magnetically attached to the back of the prosthetic knee joint. This technology allows charging through clothing and cosmetic covers.

Carbon fibre frame

In order to withstand the varied demands of everyday life, the frame is made from carbon – an especially strong, high-grade and lightweight material.

Intelligent AXON tube adapter

The AXON tube adapter measures both the ankle moment as well as the vertical force acting on the joint in real time. The AXON tube adapter can be connected to a foot without a connecting piece.

Benefits at a glance

Genium – smart mobility with a configuration app

Free your mind
Free your mind

Thanks to the newly updated, unique technology, the Genium enables a gait that’s even more natural. Added support is provided by adjustment possibilities that can make walking on ramps or sitting down easier.

An excellent long-term fitting
An excellent long-term fitting

Additional functions can help adapt the prosthesis to your everyday life. The stairs and obstacles function provides useful day-to-day assistance. It lets you walk up stairs leg-over-leg or overcome obstacles such as curbs.

Weatherproof
Weatherproof

We responded to your requests for improved protection against water and upgraded the Genium to an IP 67 rating. As a result, the Genium can now be exposed to brief rain showers or come into contact with splashed water.

Relaxed standing
Relaxed standing

The Genium features two different stance functions that permit resting on the prosthetic. The result is continual relief for the sound side. Bilateral patients benefit from this function as well.

MyMode plus
Selecting your prosthesis settings

The option of having up to five MyModes programmed for special activities lets you adapt your prosthesis even better to your everyday life. The new Genium offers an even larger selection of options for individual modes.

Simple control on the go: the Cockpit app
Simple control on the go: the Cockpit app

With the Cockpit app 2.0 for Apple and Android devices, you can easily and conveniently configure the new Genium yourself. Whether you want to check the battery charge level, select a MyMode or change the volume, it’s all right there on your smartphone or tablet.

User Experience

Jump into life with both feet

Aaron’s Genium story

Aaron loves being a father. Above all else, it’s important for him to be able to keep up with his fast-paced family. A bilateral amputee, he takes on every challenge possible – be it at work or in his free time. When fishing, Aaron can relax, be all by himself and get lost in his thoughts.

Hamed’s Genium story

Hamed leads an active life filled with family, friends and sports. He is always seeking new challenges and setting goals for the future. This attitude towards life also helped him a lot during the difficult time he experienced after the amputation when he was a child. His leg prosthesis accompanies and supports him in his varied activities in everyday life. 

Functionality

Movement calculation with real-time response

Unique technology at the heart of your mobility

The Genium’s introduction in 2011 represented a breakthrough in knee joint technology – but it didnt’ stop there. Every step of the Genium’s development has pushed the limits of technology further with the goal of coming even closer to the natural model. Years of research and development work have resulted in the Genium as we know it today. Movements are calculated with incomparable accuracy and triggered in real time. The technology recognises whether the patient is on uneven terrain or inclines and whether they are changing speeds.

Studies have proven the long-term health benefits of the targeted relief it provides for the sound side. Compensating movements are reduced. Thanks to the Genium’s intuitive use, patients benefit from being able to focus their attention on the important things in life, rather than having to think about every step.

Smart app control

Thanks to integrated Bluetooth®, the Genium can also be controlled with an app. Additional movement patterns are stored as MyModes and can be very easily selected using the corresponding app. Mute mode can be selected via the app as well and is ideal when visiting the cinema or theatre, for example. The battery charge level can also be checked in no time using the Cockpit app, which is available for the new Genium on both Android and Apple (iOS) devices.

Specifications

Product information

Product typeMicroprocessor
Mobility grade2, 3, 4
Max. body weight150 kg
Amputation levelHip disarticulation, Transfemoral amputation, Knee disarticulation
User groupadults, women, men
ActivitiesDaily use, Sports
Moisture resistanceIP67 (weatherproof)
MaterialCarbon

Product Data

Article number3B1-33B1-3=ST
Mobility grade2, 3, 42, 3, 4
Distal connection

Tube clamp

Tube clamp

Proximal connection

Pyramid

Threaded connector

Knee flexion angle135 °135 °
Moisture protectionIP67 (weatherproof)IP67 (weatherproof)
Weight (without tube adapter)1395 g1400 g
Max. body weight150 kg150 kg
Proximal system height to alignment reference point0 mm18 mm
Min. distal system height with 2R20/2R21 AXON tube adapter298 / 330 mm298 / 330 mm
Max. distal system height with 2R20/2R21 AXON tube adapter514 / 546 mm514 / 546 mm
Min. build height with 2R20/2R21 AXON tube adapter298 / 330 mm298 + 9* / 330 + 9* mm
Max. build height with 2R20/2R21 AXON tube adapter514 / 546 mm514 + 9* / 546 + 9* mm
Proximal build height to alignment reference point18 mm18 + 9* mm
Min. distal build height with 2R20/2R21 AXON tube adapter280 / 312 mm280 / 312 mm
Max. distal build height with 2R20/2R21 AXON tube adapter496 / 528 mm496 / 528 mm
Downloads

Documents

Instructions for use
3B1-3Instructions for use

647H45-1=ALL_INT

Instructions for use (user) | Genium 3B1-3
Download (Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Nederlandse, Hrvatski, Türkçe, 日本語, PDF 6765233) Instructions for use
3B1-3Instructions for use

647G1454

Additional documentation | Combination possibilities
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3B1-3Instructions for use

647G1380-0=RU_INT

Instructions for use (qualified personnel) | 3B1-3 Genium
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Other
3B1-3Other

647G2010=ALL_INT

Additional documentation | Update C-Soft
Download (PDF 158034) Other
Declaration of conformity
3B1-3Declaration of conformity

4153117

Declaration of Conformity for 3B1-3
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FAQS

Answers for you

Who can wear a Genium leg prosthesis?

 

The Genium is suitable for people with transfemoral and knee disarticulation and hip disarticulation amputations who want to benefit from the broad range of functionality this knee joint offers, opening up new possibilities in their everyday lives and recreational activities. Special settings in the adjustment software that are available for the Genium meet the needs of bilateral amputees as well.

Where can I test the Genium?

The Genium leg prosthesis is fitted by trained employees of certified medical supply companies. A trial fitting may be obtained from one of these certified companies. It takes place over a predetermined period of time and is monitored by Ottobock when needed.

How long will it take me to learn how to use the Genium properly?

We can't make any definitive statements regarding this. Many patients are able to take stairs leg-over-leg on the very first day. But it may also take longer depending on your individual situation.

What all is included in a fitting with a Genium leg prosthesis?

The fitting includes all components from an optimal prosthetic socket to the appropriate prosthetic foot. Your O&P professional will customise these components to your individual needs. The assembly and setup of the chosen components are of course also part of the fitting package, as well as regular service inspections.

What is the battery life of the Genium?

Thanks to intelligent energy management, the Genium has a battery capacity of five days when fully charged. However, we recommend charging the prosthesis every night.

How do I know when the battery is getting low?

A vibration signal warns you in a timely manner when the battery charge level becomes low. Once it is drained entirely, the Genium automatically switches to safety mode.

Can I use the Genium in wet conditions?

The Genium is assigned the IP rating 67. This means you can wear the Genium while walking in the rain without any concerns, and that it won’t be harmed by being exposed to splashed water.

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The Genium X3 is easy to configure with the Cockpit app 2.0.
 

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