A Wearable Robotic Orthosis for Improved Mobility and Knee Pain Relief
Live Your Life
Gain Relief from Knee Pain
Clinical study with participants suffering from knee osteoarthritis show 46% average pain reduction while wearing Ascend.
Be More Active
More than 65% of clinical study participants exhibit functional improvement with Ascend while performing activities of daily living such as getting up, sitting down, walking uphill / downhill, going up / down steps, squatting, and kneeling.
Regain independence in completing daily chores such as a neighborhood grocery run or taking a laundry basket up steps. Enjoy more strenuous or extended activities such as gardening or long walks on the beach with more stability and less discomfort.
Ascend is a smart knee orthosis designed to improve mobility and relieve knee pain. The customized, lightweight, and comfortable design reduces burden on the knee and intuitively adjusts support as needed. Ascend provides a safe and non-surgical solution for patients with osteoarthritis, knee instability, and/or weak quadriceps. Ascend is registered with the FDA as a medical device.
Wearable backpack houses advanced electronics that work with sensors and pneumatic (air) powertrain to provide adjustable support for everyday movement.
Microprocessors use proprietary algorithms to recognize user intent and direct the device to support daily movements.
Air powertrain provides support during extension and damping resistance during flexion.
Rechargeable batteries provide sufficient power for everyday chores. Spare batteries can support extended use.
Custom-built, lightweight, and smart design ensures easy integration into daily life and provides increased stability and confidence.
Individually fabricated brace tailored to user anatomy ensures the right fit and precise alignment with the knee joint.
Customized carbon fiber shells provide a lightweight and comfortable experience for every day activities.
Sensors detect user intention in real time to extend and flex the knee and help overcome weakness through precise stabilization.
Varus/valgus straps designed to control motion and rebalance weight distribution inside the knee joint.
Easily accessible remote with user-friendly interface provides full control and the capability to adjust support levels on demand.
OLED display enables users to check support levels and activity mode anytime during the day or at night.
Buttons provide user flexibility and control of support levels for any intended activities.
Idle button to instantly suspend smart orthosis features.
Ascend OA App
Easy-to-use app enables users to gain insights on their mobility changes and securely journal their pain, sleep, and medications. Users can also manage their device and share information with friends and loved ones to maximize their Ascend experience.
Gain Insights: Ascend Score is generated when paired with the Ascend Orthosis allowing users to monitor their mobility changes over time.
Share Journey: Easy Journal features provide safe and effective place to record pain, sleep, and medication. Users can choose to share details with physicians for better communication and with other users, family and friends for inspiration.
Protect Privacy: HIPAA compliant and encryption technology supports secure handling of user data.
Smart Wearable Robotics to Enhance the Capabilities of Those Going Into Harm’s Way
Do More, Go Further
2x Strength improvement
2x Endurance improvement
50% Reduction in experienced g-forces
Forge preserves natural movement
Unencumbered 0 – 135° degree motion and bend of knee
Power when you need it, not when you don’t
Efficient Power Transfer
Pneumatic actuation allows for reduced distal mass and more efficient power transfer
Minimal weight on leg translates to greater mobility
Modular Design – Enables flexible configurations and deployment to support various missions.
Lightweight Functionality – Forge generates torque by forcing air through lightweight actuators to add power without the weight or bulk of metals and motors.
Power – The modular power pack generates pressurized air for the system and can be flexibly configured to meet the needs of the mission.
Control Software – The AI-guided control software actively adapts to the user’s movement to provide power when you need it and stays out of the way when you don’t.
Robotic Knee System
Actuator – Pneumatic device that converts air pressure into useable torque on the body.
Brace – Structure affixed to the user’s legs to aid in power transfer while providing stability and support to the user’s knees.
Smart Wearable Robotics to Augment Your Skiing
Do What You Love
Protect and Support your Knees
Improve knee stability and prevent normal wear and tear by lifting loads off the knee.
Lightweight external frame provides structural support for your knees and quads to reduce fatigue.
Extend Your Skiing
Free yourself from the limitations of soreness and extend your time on the hill by reducing debilitating discomfort.
Robotic Knee System
Elevate’s lightweight frame provides extra musculoskeletal support designed to improve knee stability and protect the knee from normal wear and tear. The lightweight and comfortable design provides knee joint support and doubles as a shock absorber, providing cushioning during turns and impacts. Remote
Dial in your experience! The backpack’s shoulder strap-mounted remote controller is within arm’s reach and lets the skier easily adjust power and sensitivity on demand.
Elevate’s backpack houses the system’s smart tech and is designed for maximum comfort. The power pack is the brains of the device and drives the pneumatically-powered actuators which offload up to 30% of the user’s body weight, significantly reducing load on the skier’s quads and knees.