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Many knee braces are to prevent the knee from bending in
an uncontrolled fashion, causing a fall. A brace might also
prevent hyperextension and damage. The resistance to
bending offered by a brace is very welcome when standing,
somewhat less on walking and an impediment to running.
Brace App as a place to clip your phone. The
phone accelerometer (and sometimes GPS) detects what
sort of motion is going on and increases or decreases brace
resistance accordingly. On standing, only gradual bending
is allowed to prevent the knee from giving way. Walking
allows a more measured bend and running the most
bending, although a sudden bend not part of the pace of
the run would meet more resistance.
The app comes with presettings but you can adjust it to
your own preferences, by telling the KBA to allow more or
less flex with a certain type of motion.
The PT model includes the above, but also will speak to
you as you exercise, making suggestions based on detected
motion of the joint and movement of the body.
[xaviergisz, May 13 2014]
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||//to allow more or less flex with a certain type of motion.
||Doing the cha-cha? But seriously some kind of variable tension knee bandage would be very handy, turned up 10 - climbing Everest turned down to zero, no pressure at all and no tourniquet effect...
||The variability would not be how hard the thing was clamped onto your limb. It would vary how much resistance there is to flex of the joint.
|| Or maybe the knee bandage idea was a diferent idea. One could also add variable tension brief underwear; Siri could be in charge of that.