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The New C-Leg® | Confidence in the Next Step

08-15-2011 12:48 PM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH

The New C-Leg®

The New C-Leg®

The new C-Leg® offers everyday reliability and safety, combined with new functionality to meet the individual needs of the user. Optimised swing phase control, enhanced stumble recovery and a higher weight limit up to 136 kg are just some of the innovations featured by this further development of a proven product.

"Confidence in the next step": this is what many users of the C-Leg® have now been enjoying for 14 years in everyday life, recreation and at work, experiencing a previously unknown feeling of mobility. Based on their experiences and in close cooperation with customers and technicians, Otto Bock has pursued the further development of the C-Leg®. The result is a new C-Leg® with additional functions relevant in everyday life.

With optimised swing phase control and improved stumble recovery, the new C-Leg® offers more freedom, stability and reliability to meet the challenges of everyday life. Thanks to an increase in the weight limit to 136 kg, a fitting with the C-Leg® is now also available to a larger group of users.

Furthermore, prosthesis wearers benefit from additional innovations such as adjustable damping behaviour when the battery is drained and an extra activity mode (3rd mode).

C-Leg®: Enhanced Stability and Safety

The C-Leg® is the most frequently studied microprocessor-controlled knee joint in the world. The new C-Leg® is ideal for anyone with high stability and reliability requirements in everyday life. It also meets the demand for extensive mobility and freedom. The knee joint is controlled by a complex sensor system, which permits adaptation to various walking speeds. Stability even in uncertain situations, walking slow or fast, negotiating slopes and walking down stairs step-over-step – the C-Leg® supports these types of everyday mobility. The functions of the joint are also individually adaptable to the needs of the wearer.

Otto Bock - Technology for People

Otto Bock HealthCare helps people maintain or regain their freedom of movement with innovative products. Founded in Berlin back in 1919, the medical technology company has become a global market leader in the field of prosthetics. Other business units include orthotics, Mobility Solutions with wheelchairs, seating systems and child rehabilitation devices as well as, since 2006, neurostimulation. The activities of the global company with sales and service locations in 44 countries are coordinated from the head office in Duderstadt, South Lower Saxony. Professor Hans Georg Näder, the grandson of company founder Otto Bock, took over the management of the family company from his father Dr. Max Näder in 1990 and carried on as the third-generation CEO ever since.

Further information: www.ottobock.com

Dirk Artmann
Director of Corporate Communication/Company Spokesman
Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH, Max-Näder-Str. 15, 37115 Duderstadt
Phone: (05527) 848-3036, Fax: (05527) 848-3360
E-mail: dirk.artmann@ottobock.de
www.ottobock.com

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