C-Brace Success Stories
My Ottobock C-Brace returned so much mobility to me.
After Compartment Syndrome went undiagnosed and paralyzed her leg, Sharon relied on a fully locked KAFO or wheelchair to move around. She went from being extremely active to not being able to do any of the activities she loved with her family. She even felt she was not able to safely care for her children because she couldn’t carry her daughter. “I am so thankful for what C-Brace has given to me,” Sharon says. Now, she’s able to go hiking with her family, take long walks on the beach, work out at the gym, and even ride horses! “But best of all, I’m able to lean down, pick up my little daughter, and carry her knowing I’m not going to fall and I’m not going to trip, and I can do it safely.”
Yes, I want a no-obligation trial of 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.
Prepare for Your Trial
Trying out a new orthotic device can be an exciting occasion for individuals living with neurological conditions affecting their lower limbs. It can also be a little intimidating if you’re not quite sure what to expect. Watch our trial preparation video to better understand the process so you’ll be ready to experience the advanced features the C-Brace has to offer.