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3C60 - Knee prosthetics


A new option for enhanced safety and increased confidence

Since its launch in 2015, the Kenevo microprocessor knee fundamentally changed prosthetics for low to moderately active amputees. This prosthetic knee was designed to provide you with a greater sense of security so you can live the life you deserve.

Since its launch in 2015, the Kenevo microprocessor knee fundamentally changed prosthetics for low to moderately active amputees. This prosthetic knee was designed to provide you with a greater sense of security so you can live the life you deserve.

Microprocessor-controlled knees have been shown to reduce the risk of uncontrolled falls by up to 80%1 in moderately active persons, as well as improve the indicators of fall risk, such as fear of falling.2

With key features such as Stumble Recovery Plus, supported stand-to-sit and sit-to-stand, wheelchair mode, and putting on the prosthesis while seated, it is no wonder users feel more confident and independent than ever before.


1. Kannenberg, A., Zacharias, B., & Pröbsting, E. (2014).
2. Mileusnic et al. 2017

Product typeMicroprocessor
Mobility grade2
Max. body weight275.58 lbs
All specifications
Benefits at a glance

Kenevo – safe and supportive

Supported sitting down
Supported sitting down

The Kenevo automatically detects when you sit down and supports you. Even if your movement is slow, you stay in control, because the joint bends accordingly slowly. This feature makes the Kenevo a very stable leg prosthesis. With your hands, you can hold on to the chair or a walking aid while sitting down.

Supported standing up
Sit and stand up with ease

Do you sometimes need to pause a moment as you are sitting down or standing up? If yes, don’t worry! The Kenevo automatically detects when you start to sit down or stand up, and will support both movements so you do not fall into or back in the chair. Since no manual adjustments of the knee are necessary, this leaves your hands free so you can use an armrest or assistive device, if needed.

Standing function
Works well with assistive devices

The Kenevo is fine-tuned to support those who may need a walker, cane, or other assistive devices, so it will support you every step of the way no matter how you get there! If you sometimes use a wheelchair, the Kenevo won’t get in your way. The Kenevo’s wheelchair function enables you to keep adequate clearance between the prosthesis and the ground so you can maneuver easily.

Enhanced safety
Walk securely and with confidence

The Kenevo was specifically designed so you can walk safely, especially on uneven terrain, down stairs and ramps, and backward. Stumble Recovery Plus is just one of the Kenevo’s safety features, which gives you the time to recover if you were to stumble. The Kenevo makes users feel safe again, allowing them to become more mobile and independent.

Intuitive indoor bicycle function
Exercise easily and safely

Exercise without compromising safety or comfort with the Kenevo’s intuitive stationary indoor bicycle function. As soon as you sit down and start pedaling, the Kenevo automatically switches functions to support your movement. Once you are finished, simply get off the stationary indoor bike and the Kenevo will automatically go back to “normal” mode so you can walk safely.

Michael and his physiotherapist on a ramp
Asissted descent of ramps

A new function of the Kenevo provides intuitive support while walking down ramps. As you bend the knee, the resistance increases to support and control your descent. This improves stability and can support your mobility, both indoors and out.

Wheelchair function
Wheelchair function

Thanks to additional ground clearance the Kenevo also facilitates sitting in a wheelchair. With only one hand movement, the knee joint can be locked between a slightly bent position and an almost stretched leg. This prevents the leg prosthesis from getting caught on the ground.

Charging with foam cover
Additional benefits in everyday life

The Kenevo can now be charged conveniently without removing the foam cover. In addition, a new donning function makes the prosthesis easier to put on thanks to complete flexion of the knee joint. This makes day-to-day life easier and leaves more time for important things. 

User Experience

My reliable companion

Bob and his Kenevo

Bob's greatest passion is his cars. The Kenevo provides Bob reliable safety with each step, helping him to independently organize his day.

Detlef and his Kenevo

Detlef is most comfortable at home, but he loves his walks and never misses one. He loves watching his grandson play football. He felt very uncertain after his amputation due to his age, but the Kenevo showed him that he can put his confidence in a knee joint. It is reliable and gives him safety in his everyday life, with every step he takes.

Michael and his Kenevo

Michael made the most of his rehabilitation with the Kenevo – placing his confidence in the knee joint was the biggest challenge at first. Together with his physiotherapist, Michael learned to navigate stairs and uneven surfaces step by step. Today, Michael wears a Genium X3. He works as a logistics specialist in a production facility and enjoys doing sports with his wife and friends.

Markus, rehabilitation physical therapist

“The Kenevo is ideal for rehabilitation because I can let this knee joint grow with the patient. Thanks to its three activity modes, it supports the patient and their needs on a completely individual basis.”

Christian, O&P Professional

"Safety is the most important thing for the patient directly after the amputation. The patient has to be confident that they can rely on the prosthesis."


Adaptable thanks to various modes

Explanation of the three activity modes

The Kenevo has three activity modes. This gives it an extraordinary ability to adapt to your individual needs and developing skills, for example, during rehabilitation. Your O&P professional adjusts the appropriate activity mode for you on the knee joint.

Mode A: Locked Mode

In mode A, the Ottobock knee joint is locked and does not initiate a swing phase. The Kenevo provides a high level of safety and does not allow unexpected movements.

The locked mode is especially appropriate if you have little control over your residual limb, primarily walk only short distances indoors, and spend most of your time sitting.

Mode B: Semi Locked Mode without stance phase flexion

In this mode B, the joint is locked during the entire stance phase. It unlocks when you start the swing movement of your leg for the swing phase. This is largely independent of your gait pattern and whether you are using other walking aids. The Kenevo always initiates the swing phase at the right time.

This activity mode is especially useful if you have a medium control of your residual limb, cover short distances, and walk slowly.

Mode B+: Semi Locked Mode with stance phase flexion

This activity mode corresponds to the mode B, but is supplemented by a stance phase flexion at heel strike of up to 10°. It sounds technical, but it means that you can walk on moderate slopes. As soon as your heel hits the ground, the knee bends slightly. This results in a movement that looks more natural.

This activity mode is suitable if you have already built enough confidence in your prosthesis in order to walk with stance phase flexion.

Mode C: Yielding Mode

More natural walking with the same high level of safety can be achieved in Yielding Mode. In comparison to the other activity modes, the stance phase in mode C is not locked, but has a high attenuation. This helps you walk on level ground, on slopes, and stairs. The swing phase can be initiated earlier, which facilitates more dynamic movements.

Activity mode C is suitable for you if you can control your residual limb moderately, are able to deal with various everyday situations, and cover short to medium walking distances outdoors.


Learn more

An amputee practices walking with the Ottobock Kenevo in a rehabilitation center with a physical therapist

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Product information

Product typeMicroprocessor
Mobility grade2
Max. body weight275.58 lbs
Amputation levelTransfemoral amputation, Knee disarticulation, Hip disarticulation
User groupadults, elderly, women, men
ActivitiesDaily use, Rehab

Product Data

Article number3C603C60=ST
Mobility grade22
Distal connection

Tube clamp

Tube clamp

Proximal connection


Threaded connector

Knee flexion angle124 °124 °
Moisture protectionIP22 (protection against dripping water)IP22 (protection against dripping water)
Weight (without tube adapter)2.02 lbs2.03 lbs
Max. body weight275.58 lbs275.58 lbs
Proximal system height to alignment reference point0.20 ″0.91 ″
Minimum distal system height with 2R17 AXON tube adapter274 ″274 ″
Max. distal system height with 2R17 AXON tube adapter490 ″490 ″
Min. build height with 2R17 AXON tube adapter10.98 ″10.98 + 0.35* ″
Max. build height with 2R17 AXON tube adapter19.49 ″19.45 + 0.35* ″
Proximal build height to alignment reference point0.91 ″0.91 + 0.35* ″
Min. distal build height with 2R17 AXON tube adapter256 ″256 ″
Max. distal build height with 2R17 AXON tube adapter472 ″472 ″



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