Genium X3: The world's most technologically advanced prosthetic leg
Above-Knee Prosthesis with: Genium X3
The result of a collaboration between the US military and Ottobock, the Genium X3 is quite simply the world’s most technologically advanced microprocessor prosthetic leg.
You may have a challenging or adventurous lifestyle. Or, you may simply want to keep up with everyday activities (showering, hiking, running to catch a bus) without having to worry if your prosthesis can make it through.
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The X3’s gyroscope and acceleration sensor measure the acceleration and position of the X3 in space. The angle sensor determines the angle and speed of your knee joint. The software considers the data being gathered from its sensors in real time. All this means that X3 can determine in real time the resistance (support) you need from your leg, depending on where you are in your walking cycle or whether you’re going up or down steps or an incline.
To ensure a secure, comfortable fit, your socket will be created to uniquely fit your limb. The fit of the socket is so important that people can have trouble walking with the prosthesis – all because of a socket fit problem! To prevent that, you should work with your prosthetist to make sure your socket fits perfectly. Learn more about sockets and liners at Lower limb prosthetics 101.
Now available in 2 options, the Genium X3 protective covers are lightweight and incredibly strong. Designed for military members returning to active duty, it’s ready to stand up to the demands of your life.
The X3 has additional sensors integrated in the tube adapter. From the moment your heel strikes the ground until your toe lifts off, the sensors tell the microprocessor exactly where you are in your walking cycle, as well as measure the amount of force acting on the knee. The sensor data help make the most natural movement possible for you.
A reliable, responsive foundation.
Choose one of the two waterproof Triton feet from Ottobock to complete your X3 system: the Triton Heavy Duty (for particularly challenging conditions), or the Triton Low Profile (with especially low structural height for those who need the extra room). For non-waterproof support, use any of the Triton family of feet. See the Components tab on this page for more information.
Convenient, more powerful battery = more peace of mind.
With a battery life of 5 days, you can stay an extra day or two away from home with no worries. Plus, X3’s charger is connected with magnets to the back of the knee. Makes charging a snap — even through clothing or cosmetic covers – and no open charging ports.
Water? Dirt? No worries.
The X3’s corrosion resistant materials (titanium, hard anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and coating) make this leg waterproof and nearly impenetrable by dust or dirt.
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Advantages for you
The Genium X3 has undergone stringent waterproof testing to IPX-68 standard. Fully submersible to 3 metres depth for up to 60 minutes, in salt or fresh water, the Genium X3 allows unprecedented contact with water. Perfect for anyone working near water or for activities such as showering, washing your car, or boating. (Just be sure to clean it afterwards.)
More physical capabilities than any other prosthetic leg including running, walking backwards, crossing obstacles in a more anatomically correct way, and climbing stairs step-over-step without massive compensating movement. You’re always in control.
Run, walk, run - Running on the Genium X3 prosthetic leg.
Via the remote, the Genium X3 switches into a larger swing angle for running and other sports. Plus, the innovative Walk2Run mode detects start-and-stop running (such as crossing a street or trying to catch a bus) and automatically increases your swing angle.
Smart control via the Cockpit app
With the new Cockpit app for Android devices, the new Genium X3 provides an easy way to control the joint. You can enable or disable functions such as the seat function. The app also displays additional information such as the charge level of the Genium X3 battery. A remote control is of course available as an optional accessory.
The most natural gait possible
An accelerometer and a gyroscope intuitively know where your leg is in space, using the same technologies from Wii™ gaming systems and smartphones, for a virtually natural gait. That means less worry of a stumble or fall and less concentration needed when you’re on the move.
Participating in sports
Approach it as a sport! Because the running mode keeps up with it. It was specially designed for sports activities. Its functions are adapted to running behaviour and based on the natural model. For example, an increased maximum flexion angle of the knee joint required for running is taken into account. And in case you stir up dust while running? Just do it!
Keep going for longer
The Genium X3 offers improved battery life and an automatic “sleep” mode. That translates into five plus days of use without the need for a recharge, giving you greater independence.
Every step is smooth and secure
Choose any of the Triton feet from Ottobock to complete your Genium X3 system -- these two are waterproof:
- the Triton Heavy Duty, robust and waterproof, for particularly challenging conditions), or
- the Triton Low Profile, with especially low structural height for those who need the extra room
5 activity modes
Five activity modes allow your choice of activities –biking, golfing, driving, and more – activated using a key fob-sized remote. Just strap on the remote control via its Velcro wristband – you’re ready to go!
The advantage for bilateral prosthesis users
In the development of the Genium X3, we have paid particular attention to the needs of bilateral transfemoral amputees. Together with bilateral Genium X3 users, we have developed solutions that meet the desire for more stability and safety. An example is the conscious standing function. Here, you initiate the function for a natural standing deliberately and finish also with a distinct signal, and that by relieving the prosthesis or slightly stretching it.
Muting with the Mute Mode
Sometimes, a feedback by sound or vibration of the joint is not desired - for example, in the cinema, theatre, at work, around the middle of a lecture, or at home when children are asleep. With the new Genium X3, it is possible to activate the Mute mode via the Cockpit app or the remote control. Then, only emergency messages are sent by the joint.
How the Genium X3 works
The Genium X3 advantage: Optimised Physiological Gait (OPG)
How does it work?
The Genium X3 maintains a hydraulically controlled 4˚ of preflexion of the knee joint when your heel starts your stride (“heel strike”), which allows your foot to reach full contact more quickly and gives you a more stable start to your step.
(2) Adaptive Yielding Control
Intelligent knee flexion (max. 17˚, depending on the situation) gives you more efficient, intuitive control of your prosthesis.
- Because the knee is flexed it better absorbs shocks and helps limit future orthopedic problems.
- Easy to take off with a quick step or side step.
- Makes slopes and uneven terrain easier to handle, while reducing the need for you to make compensating movements.
(3) Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
The heart of the system: DSC continuously samples multiple environmental inputs—including a gyroscope and 2-axis accelerometer—which determine the appropriate resistance (support) and release at any time during your walking cycle. That means optimum security for you.
- Supports multi‑directional movement, so you can take quick steps— forwards, backwards, and sideways.
- Increases stability when walking backwards.
(4) Adaptive Swing Phase Control
You get precise control of your lower leg no matter what your walking speed is. This also helps to prevent falls.
- The quality of your swing phase (when your leg is off the ground) is far superior to other prosthetic knee joints.
- It’s easier to swing your knee through during a stride, helping reduce the risk of stumbles and falls.
- There are no limits on walking style: quick, slow, irregular— Genium X3 handles it all.
The waterproof Triton Low Profile, with especially low structural height for those who need the extra room
The waterproof Triton Heavy Duty, robust and ready for particularly challenging conditions
The lightweight Triton carbon fiber foot with exceptionally smooth control
The Triton Vertical Shock (VS) with great shock absorption in a compact design
The Triton Harmony with integrated vacuum technology
|Genium X3 Specifications|
|Patient weight||125kg / 275 lbs|
|Weight of knee||3.1 lbs|
|Weight of the tube adapter||10.5 oz|
|Adjustable activity modes||5|
|Operating with fully charged battery||Approx. 5 days|
|Knee flexion angle||Max. 135 degrees|
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