C-Leg is now new and improved

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Remember Captain Hook? Boy, what would he give to trade in that rusting appendage of his to get one of today’s newfangled bionic body parts. Case in point, the new and improved C-Leg from healthcare company Otto Bock. Targeting those in the armed forces who have experienced a loss of limbs, the C-Leg comes complete with a microprocessor controlled knee that is smart enough to adjust the hydraulic systems according to the current activity being performed. An included remote control enables the owner to switch modes, which includes the all new standing mode that takes away most of the weight off the good leg.

The C-Leg® is now even better. Based on the experience of users and practioners, we’re proud to introduce advanced features in this proven product. Check out some of the features which the new and improved C-Leg offers:

  • Wireless Remote Control allows users to switch easily between modes. Offering even greater mobility and independence.
  • Standing Mode has been added. Regardless of dynamic alignment…the Standing Mode stabilizes the C-Leg® at any flexion angle between 7 and 70 degrees. This takes weight off the sound limb. Allowing the user to relax while standing.
  • Adapting Swing Phase Dynamics delivers independence to the user. Gives users the ability to slightly adjust swing phase for higher or lower dynamics for different activities. Easily done with the touch of the remote.
  • Scope of Application: The new C-Leg® is suited for knee-disarticulation, transfemoral, hip-disarticulation, and hemipelvectomy amputees. Amputees that fit in Mobility Grades 3 and 4 according to Otto Bock’s MOBIS® Mobility System. Designed for amputees with a maximum body weight of 275 lbs (125 kg).
  • It is interesting to see medical science advance to such a stage today. Such prosthetics were basically unimaginable a couple of decades ago, and we could see more and more people like Will Smith in I, Robot sometime in the future. Bionic body parts FTW!

    Product Page via Wired

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    Gallery of Gadgets up to 07-22-2007 » Coolest Gadgets Says: July 22, 2007 at 3:55 am

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