New Search

Export article
Open Access

PERFORMANCE, PATIENT BENEFITS AND ACCEPTANCE OF A NEW GENERATION OF MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED STANCE AND SWING CONTROL ORTHOSIS

, Oa Alexander Krebs, Frank Braatz, Thomas Schmalz, Andreas Kranzl, Christian Breuer
CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL ; doi:10.33137/cpoj.v1i2.32020

Abstract: INTRODUCTION By enabling users to flex the orthotic leg during swing phase and safely lock it during stance phase, stance control orthosis (SCO) offers clear benefits compared to locked knee-ankle-foot-orthosis (KAFO)1. Since such orthoses do not offer dampened knee flexion in the weight-bearing condition, this represents a limitation in everyday activities such as ramp and stair descent. C-Brace, a microprocessor controlled stance and swing orthosis (SSCO), overcomes many of those problems. Maximum knee flexion angle in stance and swing phase during level walking are closer to physiological values with C-Brace compared to conventional KAFOs2. The patients are with C-Brace able to descend stairs and ramps reciprocally2. Furthermore, patients report of safer and easier ability to perform activities of daily living3. The main aim of next generation C-Brace is a reduction in size and an increase of adaptability to the patient’s anatomic structure. Due to technological changes, improvements especially for difficult ADLs (e.g. walking on uneven ground) are expected. Abstract PDF Link: https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/cpoj/article/view/32020/24438 How to cite: Wismer N, Krebs A, Braatz F, Schmalz T, Kranzl A, Breuer C. PERFORMANCE, PATIENT BENEFITS AND ACCEPTANCE OF A NEW GENERATION OF MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED STANCE AND SWING CONTROL ORTHOSIS. CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL, VOLUME 1, ISSUE 2, 2018; ABSTRACT, POSTER PRESENTATION AT THE AOPA’S 101ST NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, SEPT. 26-29, VANCOUVER, CANADA, 2018.DOI: https://doi.org/10.33137/cpoj.v1i2.32020 Abstracts were Peer-reviewed by the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 101st National Assembly Scientific Committee. http://www.aopanet.org/
Keywords: Knee / new generation / stance / Patient Benefits / SWING CONTROL ORTHOSIS / BENEFITS AND ACCEPTANCE / GENERATION OF MICROPROCESSOR

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

Share this article

Click here to see the statistics on "CANADIAN PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS JOURNAL" .
Back to Top Top