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 Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis (KAFO) that responds to everyday movements and situations in real-time. This helps to ensure safety, stability, and confidence in your everyday life.
The C-Brace allows users with leg paralysis to walk on uneven terrain, safely walk backward, and go down stairs and slopes step over step.
C-Brace users can enjoy activities with their friends and family in a completely new way. People with neurological indications of the lower limbs can benefit from the C-Brace. The leading indication is incomplete spinal cord injury (between L1 and L5) with very minor to no spasticity, as well as post-polio syndrome, a condition that can follow polio.
How does the C-Brace work?
The C-Brace consists of individually fabricated thigh, calf, and foot components. An ankle joint connects the foot and calf components. Through the use of sensors, the C-Brace joint unit knows where it is in space and how fast you are walking, meaning it can alter the hydraulics in the joint unit accordingly.
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 and carry a child.
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”. 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.”
See the difference C-Brace has on user's lives
David has been paralysed in his left leg since a traffic accident. Watch the difference in his walking with and without the C-Brace.