The Aqualine waterproof orthosis system
For mobility within wet environments
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The benefits at a glance
Waterproof and durable
Not only the joints but all components of the Aqualine orthosis system are waterproof. Chlorine, salt, fresh water and soap impair neither the functionality nor the appearance of the orthosis. Ottobock has achieved this by reinforcing a thoroughly tested high-performance plastic material with carbon fibres. The bathing orthosis is very sturdy yet lightweight thanks to this novel composite material, which was used here for the first time. With the Aqualine, you can move about safely in wet areas.
The Aqualine orthosis system is ideal for use in wet areas. You can simply remove the loop strap for drying after use. In order to prevent skin irritation, skin contact with the orthosis is minimised. We recommend that your O&P professional uses antibacterial materials for the fabrication of the orthosis. This improves the excellent hygienic characteristics of the Aqualine even further.
Safety comes first
The modern locking system of the Aqualine knee joint provides you with the required safety. The lock can be easily operated when you sit down by using a pull-release cable to unlock it. The lock in the joint clicks into place automatically when standing up, without the risk of trapping clothes. Since the risk of slipping is especially high on wet floors, we recommend the use of a full-surface anti-slip sole. You can of course wear a bathing shoe as an alternative as well.
Your right to an orthosis
The Federal Social Court has determined in multiple decisions that ensuring mobility for people with disabilities in wet areas is a basic need and is therefore to be covered by health insurers. Orthoses for wet areas may therefore be equal to day-to-day orthoses in terms of quality, so that health insurers are required to provide their customers with the best possible functional orthosis. This is your right!
The Aqualine orthosis system is suitable for persons with partial paralysis or complete paralysis of one or both legs. Your orthopaedic technician will be happy to advise you whether the Aqualine orthosis system is suitable for you.
Your orthopaedic technician will fabricate the Aqualine according to your individual needs.
The knee joint of the Aqualine is generally locked, which makes a major contribution to your safety. However, you can easily release the lock at any time when you want to sit down. It engages again automatically when you stand up.
The Aqualine orthosis system is designed to be used in wet areas for a limited time. This means you can readily shower and go to the pool with it. All components of the system are waterproof and specifically designed to meet the requirements of wet areas. Afterwards you can clean and dry your waterproof walking aid quickly and easily.