Could the Levitation Knee Brace Help You?

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We’ve been getting a lot of questions about what you can expect from the Levitation™ knee brace. You asked; we listened! This is your go-to guide on how our bionic knee brace can help you do more of what you love every day. First, we’ll look at how the Levitation knee brace is different from most knee braces on the market. Then we’ll explore how our bionic knee brace can help in cases of knee injuries, osteoarthritis, work place activities, and athletics.

How is the Levitation Knee Brace Different?

Very few braces on the market today improve mobility or enhance the capabilities of the human body; most only provide stabilization of your knee joint. Our revolutionary knee brace is different because it does a lot more than just stabilize your knee; the Levitation knee brace can improve the way you move. Levitation’s bionic hinge stores energy as you bend your leg and returns that energy as you extend your leg.

We designed our brace with you in mind. Levitation is lightweight (about two pounds or less than the weight of a pair of boots), fits under your clothing, and has quick release strapping so you can easily put your brace on and take it off.

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How do I know if the Levitation Knee Brace can help me?

Levitation works best in activities requiring you to bend or straighten your knees while weight-bearing. We know that everyone’s needs are different, and we customize the brace’s energy return system to meet your specific requirements.

The Levitation knee brace has two modes: low power mode and high power mode. You can change your brace to low power mode whenever you feel that you don’t need it, or if it’s interfering with non-weight bearing movements. Generally speaking, we recommend changing the brace to low power mode while running or climbing stairs, and then changing it back to high power mode when crouching, lifting, lunging, or descending stairs. You can customize the level of assist and the range of motion before the assist activates using an Allen key.

injury
  • Helps reduce joint compression and assists with standing from a seated position, bending, crouching, kneeling, squatting, or descending stairs.
  • Intended to enhance recovery from ligament, meniscus and overuse injuries as well as during post-surgical rehabilitation.
osteo
  • Designed to help reduce joint compression and assist with standing from a seated position, bending, crouching, kneeling, squatting, descending stairs, or walking.
  • Best used by patients with less than 7 degrees of varus (bowlegged) or valgus (knock-kneed) alignment.
  • Unsure of your alignment? Contact one of our bracing specialists at 1-888-977-8143.
workplace
  • Built with physically-demanding jobs in mind to help reduce fatigue and prevent injuries from repetitive lifting, bending, crouching, kneeling, or squatting.
  • Provides superior lateral joint stability, protection, and optimal brace suspension.
athletics
  • Best used for sports that involve deep knee bends, crouching, squatting or lunging such as skiing, snowboarding, skating, surfing, wind surfing, or weightlifting.
  • If your sport involves a combination of running and deep knee bends, we further customize the force output to assist with deep knee bends while minimally impacting normal walking and running.

Still not sure if Levitation is right for you? Contact us at community@springloadedtech.com or at 1-888-977-8143.

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References

  1. Based on a retrospective systematic survey of Levitation users with knee osteoarthritis.

2. Budarick A, et al. Design and Mechanical Evaluation of a Novel Multi-Compartment Unloader Knee Brace. J Biomech Eng. 2019 Sep 1. doi: 10.1115/1.4044818.[Epub ahead of print].

3. Based on a retrospective systematic survey of Levitation users with knee osteoarthritis.

Chris Cowper-Smith

By Chris Cowper-Smith Chris Cowper-Smith

At the forefront of commercializing Spring Loaded’s bionic knee bracing technology, Chris thrives at the interface of research and development to foster the creation of new products that have the potential to improve your quality of life. A published and award-winning scientist and CEO, Chris is recognized for his strong track record in bridging the gap between science and business while working closely with industry professionals, clinicians, researchers, patients, and customers. At Spring Loaded, Chris leads corporate financing, strategy, business development, and human performance testing.

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