Uses | Injury Types

Osteoarthritis

The Problem

Osteoarthritis is is the most common form of arthritis, affecting nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time. No braces on the market adequately unload the patellofemoral compartment.

The Solution

The Icarus brace generates a force that opposes the bending of the knee, so the knee feels significantly less weight. This results in reduced contact force between the patella and femur and therefore reduces pain in arthritic knees.

The Problem

A weakened quad muscle can make the knee more likely to buckle or give out, increasing the chances of a dangerous fall. The lack of mobility, due to a disease or injury, can result in muscle wasting.

The Solution

The Icarus brace generates a force that opposes the bending of the knee, taking some weight off the quadriceps. This stabilizes the knee and can give the user better protection and may help prevent a fall.

quadriceps weakness

Nerve or Stroke Damage

The Problem

Nerve damage or damage from a stroke may result in muscle weakness and control, muscle atrophy, twitching (also known as fasciculation), and paralysis.

The Solution

The Icarus brace stabilizes the joint and the tensioning mechanism allows the user to modify the amount of assistance to address their needs.

The Problem

Most knee braces used post-operatively are “immobilizing” and are not appropriate with helping the patient gain range-of-motion.

The Solution

The variable-tension system on the Icarus brace can immobilize the joint at a high-tension setting, and can protect the knee while gradually decreasing the tension and assistance level.

Post-operative support

Performance enhancement

The Problem

No other knee brace technology can help users jump off the football line faster and jump higher in the air.

The Solution

The energy stored during flexion in the Icarus brace is returned to user to assist the quadriceps to extend the leg. This system called the “external muscle-tendon system” has shown promise to compliment the quadriceps for a range of athletic activities.