The Aqualine waterproof orthosis system

For mobility within and transfer to and from wet areas

The solution for wet areas

Orthosis wearers with paresis or paralysis of the leg musculature rely on a waterproof walking aid for their daily personal hygiene or when taking part in water aerobics classes at public swimming pools.

With the Aqualine orthosis system, Ottobock has launched the world’s first waterproof walking aid designed specifically for use in wet areas.

The Aqualine orthosis system is also available in a children’s version so children can also take swimming lessons just like their peers, participate in water aerobics if necessary or shower independently.

The Aqualine offers you the best possible safety and mobility. Its components are designed for contact with water and are lightweight, comfortable, easy to clean and dry quickly.

High-tech carbon material

The knee joint is locked and can be easily unlocked using a pull-release cable when you sit down.

The high-performance plastic material is reinforced with carbon fibres. It therefore fulfills the highest demands in terms of function, load capacity, durability and processing characteristics.

Loop strap

The loop strap is comfortable to wear and can be removed for drying

Ankle joint

The resistance and angle of the ankle joint can be individually fine-tuned to your requirements by your orthopaedic technician.

ThermoLyn

ThermoLyn is antibacterial and has ideal hygienic properties.



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 and 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.

Hygienic

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. Using antibacterial materials for the fabrication of the orthosis by your O&P professional is recommended. This improves the good 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!

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Information for users

This information brochure provides general information about the Aqualine orthosis system.

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Product catalogue for children’s products

Please see here for various products which are suitable for children.

FAQ

  • For whom is the Aqualine orthosis system suited?

    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.

  • For whom is the Aqualine orthosis system suited?

    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.

  • Can I bend my knee with the Aqualine?

    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.

  • What all can I do with the Aqualine?

    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.

  • What all can I do with the Aqualine?

    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.


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