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Otto Bock HealthCare sets the standard high 

Cara Koski

Otto Bock HealthCare sets stance control standard high with E-MAG Active KAFO’s intelligent sensor system designed to learn user’s gait for immediate impact on mobility With the recent release of its E-MAG Active electronic stance control KAFO, Otto Bock HealthCare continues to deliver on its respected tradition of developing orthotic devices that maintain and restore mobility for users by facilitating a more natural gait pattern. Easy to fit with extraordinarily simple onboard programming, the E-MAG Active controller actually calibrates itself to capture the user’s unique gait pattern. The E-MAG Active can also be easily reprogrammed for changes in the user’s gait. That unique feature adds a whole new dimension of functionality for people who previously have had limited bracing options, such as a locked knee brace or a manual device.
"We are incredibly pleased to launch another technologically advanced KAFO," said Brad Ruhl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Otto Bock HealthCare. "We are dedicated to giving the Orthotist the products he or she needs to produce great outcomes for their patients." Because the joint is controlled independently from the ankle and sole of the foot, patients with no ankle functionality are able to use the E-MAG Active and it can be fitted to a wide range of users who have lost mobility due to stroke, polio, or other debilitating health concerns. In addition, the E-MAG’s rechargeable battery provides energy for up to 10,000 steps per day, and its sleek, low-profile design makes it a visually desirable option.
Minnesota-based Otto Bock HealthCare LP was established in 1958 as the Americas corporate headquarters of Otto Bock HealthCare, GmbH, based in Duderstadt, Germany. Otto Bock has more than 3,800 employees worldwide and produces over 25,000 types of prosthetic and orthotic components, mobility and rehabilitation products, and is the U.S. leader in delivering continuous passive motion (CPM) services and related therapies. (
Contact:  Cara Koski
             CKPR (for Otto Bock HealthCare)
             Cell: 612-716-1417

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