WalkOn

People with permanent dorsiflexor weakness depend on a medical aid that lifts their foot while walking.

That is precisely what the WalkOn does. It helps lift the foot during the swing phase, so that the gait becomes safer again while the risk of stumbling and falling is reduced. The tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.

The ankle foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. There is a carbon fibre spring at the back that extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. For users with residual musculature, the WalkOn provides support while walking. At toe-off the orthosis releases previously stored energy so that walking becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.

Lower leg shell

The calf pad is located on the lower leg shell of the WalkOn. It can be easily applied to the leg with a hook-and-loop closure.

Dorsal spring

The dorsal spring connects the lower leg shell with the foot component. The WalkOn is made of a lightweight carbon fibre prepreg material and features moderate energy return.

Midfoot

The area of the midfoot is especially stable and provides support in the stance phase.

Foot component

The characteristics of the carbon sole are tailored to the needs of the different areas of application of the orthosis types.

28U11 - Ankle-Foot

WalkOn

Safer walking

People with permanent dorsiflexor weakness depend on a medical aid that lifts their foot while walking.

That is precisely what the WalkOn does. It helps lift the foot during the swing phase, so that the gait becomes safer again while the risk of stumbling and falling is reduced. The tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.

The ankle foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. There is a carbon fibre spring at the back that extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. For users with residual musculature, the WalkOn provides support while walking. At toe-off the orthosis releases previously stored energy so that walking becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.

Terms and conditionsStroke, other, Multiple sclerosis, Neurological disorders
User groupadults
ApplicationsCustum orthetics, Bracing & Support/ (OTS)

WalkOn

People with permanent dorsiflexor weakness depend on a medical aid that lifts their foot while walking.

That is precisely what the WalkOn does. It helps lift the foot during the swing phase, so that the gait becomes safer again while the risk of stumbling and falling is reduced. The tip of the foot no longer gets caught as easily on small obstacles or uneven ground.

The ankle foot orthosis is made of a modern carbon fibre prepreg material which is very lightweight. There is a carbon fibre spring at the back that extends from the Achilles tendon to the calf. For users with residual musculature, the WalkOn provides support while walking. At toe-off the orthosis releases previously stored energy so that walking becomes smoother. The ankle joint is stabilised at the same time.

Lower leg shell

The calf pad is located on the lower leg shell of the WalkOn. It can be easily applied to the leg with a hook-and-loop closure.

Dorsal spring

The dorsal spring connects the lower leg shell with the foot component. The WalkOn is made of a lightweight carbon fibre prepreg material and features moderate energy return.

Midfoot

The area of the midfoot is especially stable and provides support in the stance phase.

Foot component

The characteristics of the carbon sole are tailored to the needs of the different areas of application of the orthosis types.

Benefits at a glance

WalkOn – stabilising and lightweight

Jürgen sitting by the fireplace
Lightweight and discreet

The WalkOn is lightweight, slim and discreet under clothing. A removable calf pad makes it even more comfortable for you.

Jürgen wears the orthosis in standard shoes
Use regular footwear

The orthosis fits in any shoe that provides support. You should merely ensure that the shoe has a reinforced heel. To put on the orthosis, you should position the WalkOn in the shoe and then slide in your foot.

Jürgen with WalkOn taking a walk with his dog
Enhanced safety

You gain safety because the WalkOn supports and lifts your foot during the swing phase while walking. The risk of getting caught with the tip of the foot, for example on carpet edges or uneven ground, is reduced.

Jürgen with WalkOn taking a walk in the snow
Walk more naturally

The special material stores energy when you step down with the heel and releases it again during the rollover movement of the foot. This makes walking more natural for you – regardless of whether you walk slow or fast, or how much weight you put on the foot.

Jürgen sitting by the fireplace with his girlfriend
Robust and durable

The WalkOn is especially robust. It has proven its durability in tests and long-term function testing.

Jürgen going for a walk with his girlfriend
Moving naturally

You can move naturally with the WalkOn. When you crouch down or climb stairs, for example, you can put a natural load on the forefoot. The WalkOn is perfectly suited for many everyday situations.

User Experience

Regain your safe

Jürgen’s user story

Although he has drop foot, Jürgen is always up and about, both during his everyday work and afterwards. His dog needs the exercise and Jürgen enjoys this time outside as a change of pace from his job. With the WalkOn dorsiflexion assist orthosis, Jürgen can cover longer distances and even walk over rough terrain.

Specifications

Product information

Terms and conditionsStroke, other, Multiple sclerosis, Neurological disorders
User groupadults
ApplicationsCustum orthetics, Bracing & Support/ (OTS)
ProductionAssembled

Product Data

Article numberShoe sizeSideHeight
28U11=L36-3936 - 39left (L)35 cm
28U11=R36-3936 - 39right (R)35 cm
28U11=L39-4239 - 42left (L)36 cm
28U11=R39-4239 - 42right (R)36 cm
28U11=L42-4542 - 45left (L)37 cm
28U11=R42-4542 - 45right (R)37 cm
28U11=L45-4845 - 48left (L)39 cm
28U11=R45-4845 - 48right (R)39 cm
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Documents

Instructions for use
28U11Instructions for use

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Instructions for use | 28U11, 28U22, 28U23, 28U33
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Declaration of conformity
28U11Declaration of conformity

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Declaration of Conformity for 28U11
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FAQS

Answers for you

Can I get extra pads for the WalkOn?

Replacement pads can of course be ordered through your orthotist, who will adapt them so they are appropriate for your needs.

Do I need a special shoe for the WalkOn?

No, but you should select a sturdy shoe with a reinforced heel. It is important that the orthosis fits firmly so that it moves as little as possible. We also recommend a heel height of 10 mm; alternatively this can be determined by your technician. An additional pair of shoes should of course have the same heel height.

Is it possible to take part in sport with the WalkOn?

Yes, in fact it is recommended that you are active. Speak to your orthotist to get their advice on which sports are the most beneficial and how to make the best use of your orthosis. You should however avoid extreme and abrupt movements.

Can I drive a car with the WalkOn?

It is not possible to make any specific recommendation. You must be able to safely control any vehicle for which you require a driving licence and insurance, or which is used in traffic. This ability when wearing a WalkOn is determined on a case-by-case basis. You are required to observe national and state laws.

How do I put on the WalkOn?

We recommend that you place the orthosis into the shoe first and then insert your foot. Then you can simply fasten the hook-and-loop closures.

How should I care for the WalkOn?

The orthosis should be wiped regularly using water and a mild cleaning agent. We recommend washing the pad at least twice a week (machine washable at 40 °C). 

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