Ottobock’s C-Leg® and Compact™ microprocessor-controlled knees are designed to deliver the best in stability and reliability, even walking down stairs step over step and walking up and down inclines. The on-board computer built into the knee senses and calculates the needs of the user more than 50 times a second.
Genium Microprocessor Knee
The Genium is the latest in microprocessor-controlled knee technology from Ottobock. It virtually duplicates a body's natural, physiological gait phase by phase, no matter what the walking speed, to improve walking, wearer comfort, and accessibility. Optimized physiological gait (OPG) reduces ground reaction forces, improving damping and promoting knee flexion, which helps minimize future orthopedic problems. The Genium can read movement at 100 times a second using multiple sensors and controllers, and its OPG reduces the mental effort and energy required of users when changing speed, walking up or down stairs or hills, avoiding obstacles, and walking backwards. It also allows wearers to stand and sit more easily and naturally. The Genium is designed for wearers up to 330 pounds. It is lightweight and features battery life of nearly five days.
With this leg prosthesis system from Ottobock, the virtually natural replication of the physiological human gait is possible. The X3 opens up entirely new possibilities: showering, going swimming or at work – since the system is water and corrosion-resistant, it stands up to any ambient conditions. Walking backwards, climbing stairs step-over-step or walking at changing speeds and with different stride lengths – the joint is intuitive to use and flexible in adapting to the circumstances. The running mode was developed especially for sports. This mode provides the settings needed for jogging or running. Overall, the Genium® X3 offers five additional configurable modes.
The bebionic hand from Ottobock features individual motors in each finger, which allows the user to move the hand and grip in a natural coordinated way. Powerful microprocessors continuously monitor the position of each finger for precise, reliable control over hand movements. The hand has 14 selectable grip patterns, proportional speed control, and auto-grip sensor. The hand has a wireless programmer and “bebalance” custom software, allowing the hand’s performance and control options to be fully customized.
The prosthetic feet in the Triton family of products are based on the interactive triangular spring system. Three interconnected spring elements ensure remarkably smooth rollover characteristics. Thanks to their outstanding dynamics and flexibility, all Triton feet are suitable for a broad range of applications from everyday use to recreational sports. Benefits include: greater control and safety when bending his or her knee; reaction to body weight being shifted from one foot to the other is neutral, which enhances stability and relaxation; allows users to move confidently into the swing phase and gives a high variable step length.
Harmony® VASS™ System
The Harmony® system by Ottobock applies Harmony® VASS™ (Vacuum-Assisted Socket System) technology, which creates an elevated vacuum between the patient's liner and socket wall, promoting natural fluid exchange and a secure fit.
The DynamicArm® from Ottobock, the most advanced myoelectric prosthesis for transhumeral amputees, provides a greater range of motion, closely mimics natural arm movements, and allows for quick, exact positioning of the hand, even with heavy objects. It's microprocessor communication system results in a faster transfer of information that commands the arm to move.