Is Computer-Controlled Bracing Right For You?
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
There are many things to consider when choosing how you’ll create greater mobility in your life. Whether you’re looking for the right solution for your upper or lower body, Body In Motion is here to help.
Our team is dedicated to helping you find the right bracing option for you.
And today we’re going to explore two popular types of computer-controlled bracing: the MyOmo and the C Brace.
So let’s get to it.
What Is The C Brace?
The C Brace is a leg orthosis controlled by a microprocessor. It’s light enough to be worn under your clothing and is designed to provide freedom and movement. The sensor-supported gait means you’ll have a responsive brace for everything from sitting, to descending or ascending inclines. The C Brace is also a great option for uneven surfaces and stairs.
The C-Brace is considered an alternative to traditional bracing and can sometimes provide support for those who were using a wheelchair as their primary mobility device.
The lightweight nature of the C-Brace means you’ll spend less energy moving with it and because you can switch up the settings using a cell phone app, you can go from the stairs to the sidewalk to your bike even more seamlessly than you might imagine.
Why Patients Like The C Brace?
The C Brace allows you to walk more naturally, its technology allows for terrain differences to be understood in real-time, it adjusts to those changes in a way that supports your ability to move through the world, and its lightweight design lets you do that without as much bulk weighing you down. And you won’t put as much pressure on your other limb so you can reduce your likelihood of developing lower back injuries and other related issues. And the natural motion the C-Brace provides means that you can tackle ramps, stairs, and other typically challenging terrains with confidence.
Whether your limited mobility is caused by partial paralysis, spinal stroke, quadricep weakness, a spinal cord injury, or another condition, our team at Body in Motion can help you decide if the C-Brace is the right choice for you and your lifestyle.
What Is MyOmo?
The MyOmo brace is designed to get you back to life’s daily tasks. And because it’s amplifying your own body’s signals, you may just feel more like yourself when using MyOmo.
Plus, this option is often a great choice for those who still have their limb but are experiencing mobility challenges, something that’s not as commonly addressed by other bracing options.
While we’ve covered two sought-after options for computer-assisted bracing today, it’s an ever-evolving field in orthotics and the Body In Motion team is here to help you explore all your options.
From options for those with their limbs to braces and prosthetic limbs, we’re here to help you keep moving forward.
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