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OLAF / healthcare product


Olaf is an intelligent knee-orthesis. Using an implanted, self dissolving chip which reads blood levels, Olaf automatically adapts to the healing process making regular visits to the doctor to adjust the movement clearance unnecessary. A perfect, comfortable fit is achieved using inflatable air chambers and the BOA-closure system. Olaf limits the movent clearance by using small adaptive dampers (as used by the automotive industry). Since Ortheses are often lent by inssurance companies all padding is eudermic, removable and washable and the whole orthesis is sturdy and easy to clean for good hygiene.


HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd

HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Jascha Karg,
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd