Levitation®2 is the world’s first bionic knee brace. It is the only brace that can significantly reduce pressure throughout your knee while powering your leg muscles so you can work harder, play longer, and do more than you ever thought possible. Levitation stores energy as you bend your leg, and returns that energy to assist with leg extension. Independent research has shown that the Levitation Tri-Compartment Unloader™ system can decrease knee joint contact forces by up to 64%. Whether you’re living with osteoarthritis or recovering from a knee injury our bionic knee braces might be able to relieve your pain and improve your mobility. Continue reading to learn more about this unique knee bracing option, or contact one of our knee bracing specialists who will help you determine if getting your knee braced with Levitation is a suitable option for your knee condition.
The Levitation unique tri-compartment unloading knee brace approach combines multiple technologies to:
Reduce pressure throughout the knee:
Levitation is the only knee brace that significantly reduces forces in all three compartments of your knee. Pressure increases throughout the knee when it is bent, reaching up to seven times bodyweight. Equipped with a patented bionic hinge, Levitation absorbs bodyweight and assists with leg extension. This reduces the pressure exerted by the quadriceps on the knee.
Realign the knee:
For those with a misalignment of the knee, the optional pneumatic offloader can be added to Levitation to realign the knee. This further reduces pain, improves strength and stability, and diminishes the risk of falling.
Restore strength with bionics:
Levitation absorbs energy when you bend your knee, and returns that energy as you straighten your leg. This assists your natural movement and helps protect your knees, allowing you to stay active longer. As your strength increases and pain decreases, the power can be dialed back or turned off altogether.
Setting up the knee brace