Genium X3 bionic prosthetic system
Reclaim all you want to be.
Physically demanding occupations, playing with children and swimming, sporting activities, seaside holidays and situations where water, dust, sand, dirt or grime play a role - these are the ideal conditions for the Genium X3. Because the greatest strength of the Genium X3 is its robustness. It is waterproof and corrosion-resistant. In addition, it has extras such as the walk-to-run function that lets you easily switch from walking to running. With the Genium X3 you find hardly any limits.
The Genium X3 is based on the Genium that achieved a breakthrough in prosthetics in 2011. The technology of the Genium allows intuitive and natural motions even when walking backwards, walking up stairs step-over-step, walking at various speeds and stride lengths. Its innovations also always benefit the Genium X3: in a final step, we have further optimised the natural walking. In addition, the joint can now be easily controlled via an cockpit app.
Battery and electronics
In the Genium X3, the rechargeable battery and electronics are enclosed and protected by the frame and Protector. The integrated microprocessor coordinates all measurement and control processes.
Inertial Motion Unit (IMU)
Gyroscope and acceleration sensors allow to determine position and speed of the Genium X3 in space in real time. An angle sensor determines the flexion angle and flexion angle speed of the joint. The prosthesis control is based on motion analysis and additional force measurement.
The hydraulic unit controls the Genium X3. By means of two control valves, the resistances of flexion and extension are controlled independently.
Knee moment sensor
The knee moment sensor supplies data about the knee moment and therefore provides important information for precisely determining the forces acting on the prosthesis.
Intelligent AXON tube adapter
The AXON tube adapter measures in real time both the ankle moment and also the vertical force acting on the joint. The AXON tube adapter can be connected with a foot without an intermediate piece.
In order to withstand the many stresses of everyday life, the durable protector covers the knee joint and easily stands up to tough conditions. You can choose between two attractive design variants.
The inductive battery charger is magnetically attached to the back of the knee joint. It makes charging straightforward, even through clothing or the cosmetic cover.
Benefits at a glance
You can take a shower, go swimming or work in wet conditions with the Genium X3: Selected materials such as titanium, hard anodised aluminium, stainless steel and high-end coatings combined with especially sealed components protect the joint's sensitive sensor technology and electronics. The Genium X3 is waterproof and corrosion-resistant. It simply opens up previously unimaginable possibilities.
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!
Suitable for everyday use
Walking slowly or fast, climbing stairs step-over-step, crossing obstacles with a natural movement, standing safely on slopes or walking backwards: thanks to the latest computer, sensor and control technology, the Genium X3 responds intelligently to various everyday situations. It adapts to different shoe weights and clothing. The further development of Genium X3 also meets the desire of bilateral transfemoral amputees for more stability.
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.
A suitable foot
The Triton prosthetic feet are perfect for highly active users. Especially robust, the Triton Heavy Duty has a high load capacity and is resistant to water and corrosion.
In order to withstand the many stresses of everyday life, the Protector is made from a durable PU material that covers the knee joint. So the Genium X3 stands up to even tough conditions.
The best way to walk is with a natural, physiological gait – whether it be during a relaxed stroll through the city or quickly sprinting to the bus. It is exactly this gait that the Genium X3 replicates almost identically, phase for phase. No matter on what surface, no matter at what speed. With the Genium X3, we have bundled this technology under the term "Optimised Physiological Gait" (OPG). It relieves strain on the entire musculoskeletal system, improves wearer comfort and opens up entirely new freedom of movement for the amputee.
The knee joint is already pre-flexed when the heel strikes the ground – the way it is with a natural leg. This is automatically controlled by the electronics. You require less force to initiate a step, since the prosthetic foot makes full-surface contact with the ground more quickly.
2. Adaptive yielding control
Intelligent knee flexion control with full-surface contact between the prosthetic foot and the ground depends on the forces acting on the prosthesis. You can safely negotiate hills, uneven terrain and slopes, need to pay less attention to controlling your prosthesis and are able to use it intuitively. Flexion also dampens the impact of the foot, which decreases compensating movements and therefore significantly reduces subsequent orthopaedic problems as well.
3. Dynamic stability control
This is an innovative and patented method to monitor all movement situations. Six different parameters are continuously recorded in order to define the optimum switching point between the stance and swing phase. For you, this translates into enhanced safety, among other things when walking backwards or lunging.
4. Adaptive swing phase control
The quality of the swing phase with the Genium X3 is comparable to the natural model. The lower leg pendulum movement is precisely limited to 65° of flexion – regardless of the walking speed. The increased ground clearance minimises the danger of tripping and falling. Even on slopes, the angle-independent swing phase ensures sufficient ground clearance. There is no limitation of step variance, whether you are taking short or long steps, or walking slowly, fast or at irregular speed. The system even adapts intelligently to the respective shoe soles and clothing.
A prosthesis is only as good as the user's ability to handle it! The Genium X3 is an innovative knee joint that offers you numerous functions. However, these functions have to be learned and practiced, especially in the beginning. This is the only way you can fully utilise the functionality of the Genium X3.
With "Genium Gait Training", Ottobock has developed a training programme that instructs therapists, technicians and users in detail about conducting efficient gait training. This gait training can be used for the Genium X3 as well. The programme is illustrated with clear videos. Activities which are practiced include walking backwards, going down stairs and negotiating slopes as well as the Genium X3 standing function, sitting, climbing stairs step-over-step and much more. Numerous exercises have been selected to increase safety and confidence early on in using the Genium X3.
Ideal prosthesis components
Triton Low Profile
The Triton Low Profile makes the excellent functionality of the Triton available even to users with limited space for the integration of a prosthetic foot.
Triton Heavy Duty
The Triton Heavy Duty is especially strong and robust. This due to an adapter made of titanium. Non-corrosive metal parts make the foot water-resistant as well.