The SpineBoard orthosis consist of a padded plastic splint that has been reinforced with two aluminum stays and inserted into a textile lumbar support bandage. Additional shoulder straps pull the patient’s body backwards, against the splint.
Wearing the SpineBoard activates the back muscles. The upper part of the body straightens itself, counteracting the hunched back that is typical to osteoporosis. This splint should be individually adjusted by an orthotist when worn the first time. The BraceID has been designed to enable the patient to breathe normally and to move the arms and shoulders without restriction. The device has been adapted specifically for senior citizens with limited mobility of the limbs as a target group.