The C-brace is an orthotronic mobility system that supports the patient safely with less energy during swing and stance phase, variable speeds, ramps, walking down stairs, step over step, uneven terrain. This microprocessor KAFO (knee ankle foot orthotics) is indicated for patients who have upper motor neuron disorders such as an incomplete l1-L5 spinal cord injuries weak or paralyzed quad muscles post-polio or embolism. The microprocessor stance and swing phase control system includes custom thigh, calf and foot components. A sensor-integrated dynamic carbon fiber composite spring connects the foot section to the lower leg section. An ankle moment sensor transmits via a cable to the microprocessor – controlled hydraulic knee joint unit. A knee angle sensor permanently measures the flexion of the knee joint and its angular velocity.
C-brace is a computerized KAFO utilizing a new approach to walking for people who have spinal cod injuries or Multiple Sclerosis.
C-brace sets new standards in making it possible to rediscover mobility and safety.
It is the first swing and stance phase KAFO controlled orthotics in real time dynamics.
In neurological indications of the lower extremities the C-brace ensures a dynamic gait as opposed to conventional KAFO’s.
The C-brace is a KAFO consisting of upper and lower leg shells as well as a footpiece driven by the lateral C-brace joint unit.
The microprocessor sensors in the unit regulate hydraulic resistance which control flexion and extension throughout the walking cycle.
The C-brace is indicated for incomplete L1-L5 spinal cord injuries and Multiple Sclerosis with hip flexion and extension strength.
Contraindications include muscle tightness and hip weakness.