MOBIS® - The Otto Bock Mobility System

MOBIS® – is a further development of the Otto Bock Classification System® introduced in 1994. It focuses on the patient and his or her need for increased quality for life.

MOBIS®

Simply More Quality for Life: The Otto Bock Mobility System

MOBIS® – The New Otto Bock Mobility System
Our first priority is quality and individuality in the production of modular leg prosthesis. The prosthetist’s choice of correct prosthetic components is a decisive factor for the success of the patient fitting.

MOBIS® – is a further development of the Otto Bock Classification System® introduced in 1994. It focuses on the patient and his or her need for increased quality for life.

Four mobility grades, instead of the familiar three functional classes, now make up the basis of the system. Besides this, an additional weight category was added for people above 125 kg/275 lbs. With the aid of the MOBI Symbol, the orthopedic technician can immediately recognize the mobility grade and the weight load for which functional parts like prosthetic feet, knee and hip joints are recommended.

For structural parts like adapters and tube adapters, classification according to the patient’s weight is valid as usual.

The Otto Bock Mobility System
 

MOBIS®– starts with four Mobility Grades*:
the Indoor Walker, the Restricted Outdoor Walker, the Unrestricted Outdoor Walker, and the Unrestricted Outdoor Walker with Especially Rigorous Demands.

* This classification corresponds to the profiling questionnaires of the German Association of Medical Services for the National Health Insurance Companies (MDS).

 

MOBIS®– includes four weight classes:
patient weight below 75 kg/165 lbs, below 100 kg/220 lbs, below 125 kg/275 lbs and above 125 kg/275 lbs. We combine all the information you need for selecting prosthetic components in one simple symbol.

 

MOBIS®– is easy to use.
The colored-in segments in the upper half of the symbol show that the 3R60 knee joint is recommended for patients with Mobility Grades 2 or 3. In the lower half, the segments <75 kg/165 lbs and <100 kg/220 lbs are colored to show that the 3R60 is approved for patients with a weight of up to 100 kg/220 pounds.



Mobility Grade and Goal of Therapy
 

Indoor Walker
The patient has the ability or the potential touse the prosthesis for transfer purposes and to move at minimal speed on
level floors. The amount of time and the distance that he/she can walk are seriously limited due to his/her condition.

Therapy Goals:
Restoration of the patient’s ability to stand and provide limited mobility indoors.

 

Restricted Outdoor Walker
The patient has the ability or the potential to move slowly with the prosthesis and can negotiate low environmental obstacles like curbs, single stairs or uneven ground. The amount of time and the distance that he/she can walk are limited due to his/her condition.

Therapy Goals:
Restoration of the patient’s ability to stand and move both indoors and with limited  mobility outdoor.

 

Unrestricted Outdoor Walker
The patient has the ability or the potential to move with the prosthesis with variable cadence and can simultaneously negotiate most environmental barriers. He/she also has the ability to move about open areas and can undertake occupational, therapeutic and other activities that do not expose the prosthesis to above-average mechanical demands. This also includes those patients who have an increased need for security due to secondary conditions (additional handicaps, special living circumstances) in connection with medium to high mobility activities. In comparison to healthy individuals, the amount of time and the distance that he/she can walk are limited only in non-essential ways.

Therapy Goals:
Restoration of the patient’s ability to walk and move without any limitations indoors and with only non-essential limitations outdoors.

 

Unrestricted Outdoor Walker with Especially Rigorous Demands
The patient has the ability to move with the prosthesis in a manner similar to the Unrestric ted Outdoor Walker. The amoun of time and the distance that he she can walk are unlimited. Moreover, due to the high func tional demands, the prosthesis can sustain a high degree o shock, tension and torsion.

Therapy Goals:
Restoration of the patient´s ability to stand, walk and move both indoors and outdoors without any limitations.




Quality for life