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For decades, orthotic bracing severely limited mobility, making walking challenging from physical and emotional perspectives.
In recent years, instead of a brace that was always locked, new creations have pushed the limits of mobility, helping people to walk confidently, knowing that their brace would be firm when needed, and swing freely when moving forward.
You may have seen or experienced a hip hike or other unnatural motions that come from walking with a locked knee brace. Ideally the science of orthotics aims to help you walk as naturally as possible, to avoid the kind of short-term struggle and long-term damage that can come from unnatural motion.
In recent years, Stance Control Orthoses have changed the way we approach bracing – from a static, always-locked or always-unlocked approach to a dynamic one that unlocks when needed.
Now, Orthotronics takes it a step further, creating a sophisticated way to measure walking (or gait) and responding with adjustments that facilitate a smooth, more natural motion for the user.
The field of Orthotronics was created by applying mechatronics (mechanical, electronic, computer, systems design and other engineering disciplines) to the field of custom orthotics. This resulting synergy has created an entirely new approach to supporting people with limited mobility. Technology now enables people to walk more naturally and efficiently without having to rely on a locked knee joint for stability. The C-Brace® is the first system available to utilize advanced sensor arrays, microprocessor controls, and management of the gait cycle to dramatically improve the person’s walking
To get details including videos of the C-Brace in action, visit: C-Brace