Kenevo - for low mobility

Benefits at a glance

Supported sitting down

The Kenevo automatically detects when you sit down and supports you. Even if your movement is slow, you stay in control, because the joint bends accordingly slowly. This feature makes the Kenevo a very stable leg prosthesis. With your hands, you can hold on to the chair or a walking aid while sitting down.

Supported standing up

While standing up, it is possible to put weight on the Kenevo. Even if you need to pause again, this is not a problem - the leg prosthesis reacts immediately and allows a pause with the knee flexed. This is a function for balance and stability.

Enhanced safety

Carpet edges, thresholds or other tripping hazards should not be an obstacle. Using the stumble recovery Plus, the Kenevo recognizes if you stumble and run the risk of falling or stop a movement. The knee joint then switches immediately into a high flexion resistance.

Wheelchair function

Thanks to additional ground clearance the Kenevo also facilitates sitting in a wheelchair. With only one hand movement, the knee joint can be locked between a slightly bent position and an almost stretched leg. This prevents the leg prosthesis from getting caught on the ground.

Standing function

Independently of the selected activity mode, the Kenevo provides the highest possible safety for standing. In activity mode A and B, safety is guaranteed by the locked stance phase. The stance phase refers to the moments where you stand on the floor with the prosthesis. In the more dynamic activity mode C, stable standing is possible thanks to the intuitive stance function even with the knee flexed.

Unique swing phase initiation

The swing phase refers to the part of walking, where the prosthesis swings through during the heel-toe gait of the other leg on the ground. In activity modes B and C, the swing phase triggers reliably even for small steps and at varying load, e.g. by walking aids. Even when walking very slowly, there will remain enough clearance to ground while swinging through. All this ensures high safety.


The Kenevo has three activity modes. This gives it an extraordinary ability to adapt to your individual needs and developing skills, for example during rehabilitation. Your orthopaedic technician adjusts the activity mode suitable for you on the knee joint.

Mode A: Locked Mode

In mode A, the Ottobock knee joint is locked and does not initiate a swing phase. Thus, the Kenevo, as a stable prosthesis, provides maximum safety and does not allow unexpected movements.

Therefore, the locked mode is suitable if you have little control over your residual limb, usually only go short distances indoors and mostly sit.

Mode B: Semi Locked Mode without stance phase flexion

In this mode B, the joint is locked during the entire stance phase. It unlocks when you start the swing movement of your leg for the swing phase. This is largely independent of your gait pattern and whether you are using other walking aids. The Kenevo initiates the swing phase always at the right time.

This activity mode is especially useful if you have a medium control of your residual limb, cover short distances and walk slowly.

Mode B+: Semi Locked Mode with stance phase flexion

This activity mode corresponds to the mode B, but is supplemented by a stance phase flexion at heel strike of up to 10°. What sounds technical, means that you can walk on moderate slopes. As soon as your heel hits the ground, the knee bends slightly. This results in a movement that looks more natural.

This activity mode is suitable if you have already built enough confidence in your prosthesis in order to walk with stance phase flexion.

Mode C: Yielding Mode

A more natural walking with the same high level of safety can be reached in the Yielding Mode. In comparison to the other activity modes, the stance phase in mode C is not locked, but has a high attenuation. This helps you go with the transfemoral prosthesis on level ground, on slopes and stairs. The swing phase can be initiated earlier, which facilitates the more dynamic movements.

Activity mode C is suitable for you if you can control your residual limb moderately, are able to deal with various everyday situations and cover short to medium walking distances outdoors.


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